Together, we’re changing and saving lives.

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

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JED’s Mental Health Resource Center helps you manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life. 

Find ways to manage feelings like anxiety and sadness; learn how to navigate emotional challenges like break-ups and other difficult transitions; get information on mental health conditions like depression; discover tools for self-care; and get help for yourself or a loved one.

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4.6+
MILLION
young adults attend schools that use JED programs to support their mental health.
8+
MILLION
people interact with JED programs that provide help for themselves or a loved one.

“The Jed Foundation has had an incredible impact in higher education. It’s the best model out there to enhance student well-being and save lives.”

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Our Work

JED changes and saves lives by equipping individuals, strengthening schools, and mobilizing communities.

Equipping Individuals

Research shows that building resiliency and life skills, promoting social connectedness, and encouraging help-seeking and help-giving behaviors in teens and young adults supports their overall well-being, helps them thrive, and protects their emotional health, making it less likely they will fall into unhealthy behaviors. JED uses digital campaigns, the media, and partnerships to engage teens and young adults where they are and in a way they’ll understand.

Explore JED’s programs that reach millions of young people every year.

Strengthening Schools

For students, their school community is a critical part of their support network and emotional safety net. JED works directly with high schools, colleges, and universities representing millions of students to put systems, programs, and policies in place to create a culture of caring that protects student mental health, builds life skills, and makes it more likely students will seek help and struggling students will be recognized, connected to mental health care, and supported.

Learn more about JED’s programs for high schools and colleges.

Mobilizing Communities

Our mental health is impacted by the world around us. There are a range of factors that can influence the perspective, well-being, and behaviors of our teens and young adults including families, friends, media, and high-profile voices. JED partners with these communities to create a culture of caring, grounded in deeper understanding and reduced shame and secrecy, and to collaborate on amplifying their positive impact while minimizing potential harm.

Find out how JED is activating communities across the country and beyond.

Equitable Implementation: JED’s Culturally Responsive Approach to Protecting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide

In order to help schools develop and implement strategic plans to support student mental health and reduce risks for suicide, JED uses the lens of equitable implementation to ensure that all young people are being served in data-informed and culturally responsive ways.

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Get Help Now

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.

Find more ways to get help & feel better in our RESOURCE CENTER.

If this is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

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