A Note from the JED Founders

It is difficult to capture the depth of our gratitude to our friends and supporters in a single message. What started 21 years ago, led by a small group of committed experts and generous donors, has grown into a nationwide leader in mental health support and suicide prevention for young adults and teens. 

2021 has been a difficult year for students in high schools and colleges nationwide. Unpredictable, and in some cases temporary, returns to in-person learning, questions of place and identity as the world moves slowly toward post-pandemic life, and an endless stream of outside stimuli, have all taken a serious toll. 

Thanks to our growing, generous community of supporters, we continue to meet the challenges of the moment. Our comprehensive, public health approach to promoting mental health and preventing suicide gives schools and individuals evidence-based, accessible solutions to urgent challenges.

We are proud of the impact The Jed Foundation is having in this moment and we will continue to work toward a future in which every teen and young adult in the country is equipped to navigate mental health challenges, to seek and give help, and to enter adulthood and thrive. We have proven solutions, an expert team, and an incredible network of supporters helping us realize our goals. 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 appreciation,

Donna Satow, Co-Founder
Phil Satow,
Chairman and Co-Founder


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.