New York, New York (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
The Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students announced that the “Improving Your Understanding of Suicide Among College Students” continuing medical education (CME) program is now available on Medscape Education, a leading web resource for physicians and other health professionals.
Moderated by The Jed Foundation’s Medical Director, Victor Schwartz, MD, and featuring Morton M. Silverman, MD, Senior Science Advisor, Suicide Prevention Resource Center and Senior Medical Advisor for The Jed Foundation, the CME activity aims to provide healthcare practitioners and mental health experts with an increased understanding of the risks and warning signs associated with suicide in college-age students. In addition, the course details key elements of an optimal model for suicide prevention for college campuses and preventative measures that can be employed with college-age students.
“Our goal is to provide information and develop tools that help schools provide quality mental health resources for students in college,” said John MacPhee, Executive Director of The Jed Foundation. “We hope this will lead to increased recognition of risk factors and warning signs associated with student mental health challenges and help school administrators implement comprehensive mental health programming on campus.”
“We are excited to partner with The Jed Foundation to support this important initiative,” said Jamie DeMaria, PhD, Vice President for Medscape Education. “We are pleased to be able to bring our ability to reach a diverse health professional audience with compelling education programs to an important topic like suicide in college-age students.”
About The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. Our programs include: JedCampus, a self-assessment and feedback program designed to help colleges enhance mental health programming; ULifeline, an online mental health resource; Half of Us with mtvU, which uses online and on-air programming to decrease stigma and encourage help-seeking; Love is Louder, a movement to build connectedness and increase resiliency, Transition Year, an online resource aimed at helping to ensure the smooth, safe and healthy transition of teenagers from high school to college; and a portfolio of resources that helps campuses promote mental health and protect at-risk students. Learn more at http://www.jedfoundation.org.