Healthy Minds Study


Shayna Dahl
Student Support Services Coordinator, (541) 506-6046

Help CGCC Help YOU!

Participate in the Healthy Minds Study starting on January 31st

What is JED?

JED Campus is a nationwide initiative of The JED Foundation designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts. Through participation in our program, JED Campus schools embark on a multi-year strategic partnership with JED that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done but helps create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community.

Why is being a JED Campus important?

Recent data show that of the top 10 factors affecting student academic performance, five were related to mental health issues and included stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and sleep difficulties. Being a JED Campus gives us tools to help us help you! Mental health support is a critical part of making sure our students get the tools and support they need to succeed and achieve their personal and academic goals.

What is the Healthy Minds Study?

The Healthy Minds Study, developed by the University of Michigan, is an assessment to help CGCC better understand your needs and improve the support we can provide to you.  It is also meant to help us understand how you feel while you are and experiences you had, good or bad, that can help us improve our services. For example, do you feel safe?  Do you feel supported and accepted? Or, have there been experiences that have made you feel uncomfortable or unsupported?  We want to know!

How do I participate?

Each currently enrolled student will receive an email with a survey link to their CGCC email.  Please know that all of your responses are confidential.  The survey may take anywhere from 20-30 minutes, depending on your unique responses. 

You can take it in the comfort of your own home, or use a campus computer whenever it is convenient for you.   In addition, we will have two days where you can come to a computer lab to complete your survey.  There will be yummy food and additional chances to win the prizes if you complete at one of these on-campus events!

Hood River Campus
Testing Center

Wednesday, February 2
11:00 am - 1:00 pm &
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 3
11:00 am - 1:00 pm &
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Dalles Campus
Room 3.103

Wednesday, February 2
11:00 am - 2:00 pm &
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Thursday, February 3
8:30 am - 11:30 am &
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What Can I Win?

Prizes include a chance to win one of several $25, $50, or $100 Amazon gift cards, or one grand prize of one $300 Visa Gift Card.  Those who come to campus events will receive an extra chance to win the Amazon gift cards AND additional prizes of CGCC Bookstore Certificates and CGCC swag!

Students who complete the survey will also be eligible to win sweepstakes prizes from the Healthy Minds Study, including one of 10 $100 prizes and one of two $500 prizes in the form of Amazon gift cards.