Dr. Victor Schwartz

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Contact me for: Help and information about emotional health and suicide prevention 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 that gives students access to campus-specific resources and an anonymous mental health screener; Half of Us—the Peabody Award-winning campaign 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.

Dr. Schwartz is the Medical Director for The Jed Foundation . Dr. Schwaartz has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist working in college mental health. He was medical director of NYU's Counseling Service, established a counseling center at Yeshiva University and was most recently University Dean of Students there. He was an original member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health and co-chair of the APA working group on legal issues in college mental health. Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on the College Student and has served as an advisor to Active Minds on Campus and Gun Free Kids. He is co-editor with Dr. Jerald Kay, of Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley, 2010). His work has focused on crisis management, legal issues and the community/public health model in college mental health.

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