JED Campus Team and Activities

During the 2021-23 academic years, CSU Maritime Academy is partnering with the JED Foundation to assess the mental health, suicide prevention, and substance use of cadets/students and the campus community. This page captures the ongoing activities of the JED Campus Team, which includes representatives from many divisions and departments across campus (e.g., CAPS, SHS, Residential Life, Office of the Commandant, Student Leaders, Athletics, Faculty, University Advising, and more). Members include:

Angeli Acosta, Josie Alexander, Tamara Burback, Siobhan Case, Grace Chou (co-lead), Vineeta Dhillon, Marie Ekmekjian, Maddie Hamill, Katie Hansen, Heather Hutchinson, Krystal Loera, Kathleen McMahon (co-lead), Lennon Prothro-Jones, Emily Scheese, Aparna Sinha, Ian Wallace (co-lead), and Jeff Ward

The team is working in subgroups that focus on the following topics:

 

Online Programs

The JED Campus Team is offering JED campuses access to programs from Sky Campus Happiness. Foundation SKY Campus Happiness is a comprehensive well-being and resilience program designed to help students, faculty and staff achieve their fullest potential.

What: Mindful Mondays

When: Every Monday, 1:30- 2:15 pm 

Where: Online on Zoom

Register: tiny.cc/mindfulmondays

What: Faculty and Staff Wellness Wednesdays

When: Every Wednesday, 9-9:30am 

Where: Online on Zoom

Register: tiny.cc/wednesdays

Mariner Mental Health

This year’s annual Mariner Mental Health event (10/14/22) was entitled, USCG LICENSING AND MARINERS’ MENTAL HEALTH with Dr. Laura Torres-Reyes, MD, MPH, USAF (Ret.), Medical Evaluation Division Chief at the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center. Designed to educate and destigmatize the licensing health review process, this event was attended by over 80 cadets both online and in person. Moderated by Capt. Tamara Burback, MT Department Chair, the session included a presentation and questions from the moderator. View the video here.

Resources

The JED Foundation

JED Campus

CSUM Campus Strategic Plan Action Items

 

Subgroup Activities

Policy

  • Health Leave Policy draft moving toward approval.
  • Additional policies being revised or developed: Medical transport, Parental/Emergency notification.

Training and Response

  • Incorporating consistent response protocol and information for students of concern across trainings on campus.
  • Implementing signature mental health support training (You Can Help from the Jed Foundation) across campus.

CAPS/SHS and Help-Seeking

  • New CAPS infographics and posters highlighting important messages about mental health.
  • Collaboration between Student Health and Campus PD on safety response protocol for opioid misuse.

Social Connectedness

  • Planning activities at the Inclusion Center, such as a workshop series based on gender socialization led by Confidential Advocate Maddie Hammill
  • Health and wellness information shared with parents and supporters of incoming cadets and at family weekend.

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)

  • Housing and Residential Life staff to provide education and information to cadets through new 1:1 meetings between RHOs and cadets.
  • Online Assessments for mental health and substance use available to cadets.

 

For more information or to get involved with JED Campus activities, please contact Dr. Ian Wallace, iwallace@csum.edu

JED Campus