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Suicide remains the second-leading cause of death among 10- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. With your help, we can reach more young people with the mental health support they need to thrive.

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“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

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.

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.

JED Voices Video: 48 Minutes with Tess Kunik

Tess Kunik is a teaching artist, writer, and mental health advocate. After the loss of her sister Liv to suicide in 2019, Tess and her mom established The Liv Project in her honor. For so long, Liv, Tess, and their family felt the need to hide their struggle with depression and other mental health issues. But after Liv passed, Tess realized the secrecy and stigma was helping no one. Tess and fellow suicide survivor Dana Fuchs open up about depression, body image and dysmorphia, survivors guilt, coping skills, and more.

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

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.