JED Campus

Fitchburg State University partnered with The Jed Foundation (JED), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting emotional health and preventing suicide among young adults. JED Campus is a signature program of The Jed Foundation designed to guide schools through a 5-year collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance use and suicide prevention efforts.

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To become a JED campus, we worked to assess and enhance the policies, programming, services and outreach aimed at supporting students’ emotional well-being and preventing suicide and substance abuse. The multi-year strategic collaboration not only assessed and enhanced the work that was already being done, but helped create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community.

Know someone who might need help?

Make a referral to the CARE Team

Or contact 911 in an emergency or reach the suicide and crisis life line at 988. 

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Learn more about The Jed Foundation

of our students have received counseling or therapy for mental health concerns at some point in their life.
of our students would know where to access resources if they needed professional help for mental or emotional health.
of our students who used on-campus counseling services would recommend those services to a friend.

Resources for Students

Student Support

Nobody goes it alone and you won't either. Let us know how we can help.
Read more about: Student Support

Counseling Services

Our office strives to provide an inclusive space that honors the strengths, lived experience, and uniqueness of each individual. 
Read more about: Counseling Services


The Fitchburg State CARE Team includes representatives from across the institution, with a focus on reaching out to students whose behavior has in some way has come to the attention of others. We determine a plan of action (if deemed appropriate and needed) that is in the best interest of the student and the campus community.
Read more about: CARE Team