Back to School 2023: For Students

This back-to-school season, The Jed Foundation (JED) is focused on helping you lower stress, plan for smooth transitions back to school and campus, and access everything you need to prioritize your emotional well-being.

8 Ways to Lower Stress in High School

You can’t control what teachers you get, the time school starts, or even the fact that attending school is legally required, but you have the power to prioritize taking care of yourself. Here are easy, effective ways to do it.


College Dorm Life

If you’ll be living on campus, this guide will walk you through creating a good relationship with your roommate, making your dorm room feel like home, and getting support for settling in and managing any conflicts.


student sitting and talking with school counselorEstablish Your College Mental Health Resource Team

Find out everything you should know to get the treatment you need when you transition to life in college, from deciding whether to continue with your current providers to campus counseling to finding care off campus if you need it.

Seize the Awkward website imageSeize the Awkward

Reach out to your friends about mental health. Learn how to recognize signs a friend is struggling, ways to start the conversation, and how to stay connected with each other.


Feeling Stressed or Anxious?

Stress is a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with uncomfortable levels of it. You can take steps right now to lower stress before—or as—the school year starts:

Find more resources to start the year strong in our Mental Health Resource Center.