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NYU Student Health Center Wins National Recognition

October 1, 2013

Receives “Seal” Award for Mental Health Programs and
Federal Grant for “LiveWellNYU” Prevention Program

NYU received recognition today for its efforts to care for the health needs of its students when the Jed Foundation awarded NYU the “JedCampus Seal” for its comprehensive mental health programs and the federal government awarded a $306,000 grant to the NYU Student Health Center for its LiveWellNYU prevention program.

“These two awards validate the University’s work to promote the emotional health of our students and to create a prevention framework that has made NYU a leader and innovator in the field of college health,” said Carlo Ciotoli, executive director of the NYU Student Health Center. “When students have the tools to make their own healthy decisions, they are better positioned to learn, study, and pursue their academic ambitions.”

NYU is among the 30 colleges and universities to be awarded the inaugural JedCampus Seal by the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit that works to protect the emotional health of teenagers and college students. The Seal recognizes schools that exhibit a comprehensive approach to serving students’ mental health needs and suicide prevention programming on campus.

“We are thrilled to be able to announce the first schools in the nation to receive the JedCampus Seal,” said John MacPhee, executive director of the Jed Foundation. “These schools have shown they employ a comprehensive, community-based approach to mental health care which will result in the identification of and care for more at-risk students. We believe the implementation of a campus-wide approach to mental health promotion will lead to safer, healthier campuses, and possibly greater student retention.”

The NYU Wellness Exchange, through its Counseling and Wellness Services, offers a wide range of mental health programs, including a 24/7 Wellness Exchange hotline, a 24/7 Crisis Response program, walk-in counseling available 60 hours a week, long-term psychiatry service, the SAFE (Substance Assessment, Feedback and Evaluation) program with counseling to students with substance-abuse problems, and the popular Reality Show, a musical written and performed by students during Welcome Week to inform freshmen about the health services offered by NYU.

For details on the Seal award, visit:

The three-year federal grant was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The award is the Student Health Center’s first ever federal grant and will be used to expand LiveWellNYU’s offerings.

LiveWellNYU is a prevention program that combines an evidence-based public health approach with innovative engagement strategies to empower NYU students to be active partners in their health and well-being. The grant will be used to develop new models for engaging students on health issues.

For details about the LiveWellNYU program, download the PDF at:

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NYU Student Health Center Wins National Recognition

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