Back to School 2022: For Schools and Educators

“You Are Here”

On a map, these three words locate you and help you plan your next steps. This back-to-school season, JED is helping students center themselves, identify their hopes and intentions, and map out an emotionally strong start to the year. Schools and educators play a powerful role in that journey, and we want to equip you with easy-to-implement, expert advice on supporting student well-being. Beginning right now, exactly where you are, you can help create a culture of care at your school, on your campus, and in your community.

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Faculty Guide to Supporting Student Mental Health

Faculty’s primary role is to share your knowledge and expertise, but we know students often rely on you for support when they are struggling. This easy-to-use guide provides simple ways to support your students and connect them to help if—or when—they need it.

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Let’s Talk NYC

The Let’s Talk NYC campaign helps teachers and school staff become mental health allies for students. It includes teacher training, a downloadable guide, and more so you can be a resource for your students and help them get the support they need. Designed for New York City, the program can be used by anyone, anywhere.

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CommonLit Lesson Plans

In collaboration with CommonLit, JED produced six online lessons to be shared in classrooms across the country. These comprehensive lessons help your students learn about emotions, self-image, self-care, life skills, help-giving, and resilience.

Bring JED to your High School or Campus

JED is always looking for new schools to support with our JED High School and JED Campus programs. If you’re an educator or administrator who wants to bring JED to your school, we’d love to hear from you.

Looking for student resources? Find easy-to-use expert advice, resources, and tips in our student BACK-TO-SCHOOL hub.  

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