A Message from JED’s Founders

No one believes a suicide can happen…until it unfortunately does.

That’s why the work of The Jed Foundation matters.

Each kid matters.

Our family’s passion during these more than 20 years has been to assure that the right things are done to avoid tragic loss to families like ours…and thousands more.

After our son, Jed, died by suicide in 1998, we recognized that we needed to work within higher education to take a comprehensive, holistic approach, to not just preventing suicide but to promoting and improving mental health and emotional well-being.

We recognized that we needed to assure that each young person in need is seen and cared for. Today our footprint is even broader to include a focus on high schools, as well.

So, thank you to each of you who have supported The Jed Foundation. Our work has now reached a profound inflection point—the moment when the solutions we have been working on and working toward for two decades meet the national reckoning with our current youth mental health crisis.

We’re also meeting a generation of young people who are ready to talk openly about mental health. The Jed Foundation’s evidence-based model is now meeting the political and cultural will to implement it. 

We know what needs to be done and how to do it. 

We are thankful and honored to have you as a partner in this work. All of our best wishes during this holiday season.

With sincere gratitude,
Phil and Donna Satow
Founders, The Jed Foundation

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

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.