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May 16, 2022 JED's POV

Employers Must Support the Mental Health of Early-in-Career Professionals

By 2030, one-third of America’s workforce will be Generation Z. It’s imperative that companies begin preparing today for the shifts in attitudes, practices, and expectations

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May 16, 2022

Challenging the System: One Woman’s Fight for Mental Health Reform

In the years before her son’s death, Michelle Reed took on a caregiver role. The two had always been close, but their relationship...

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May 9, 2022

A Q&A With Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth

This May, The Jed Foundation (JED) is pleased to welcome Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, MA, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Erickson-Schroth will be...

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March 25, 2022

Is it Trauma?

In March of 2020, it was undeniable: The novel coronavirus was a serious threat to public health, and it was heading our way....

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February 28, 2022

5 Things to Know About Self-Injury

Self-injury is when someone deliberately hurts their own body in order to cope with negative emotions (like stress, anxiety, and emotional numbness). Most...

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February 25, 2022

Eating Disorders Are on the Rise: Here’s How Educators Can Help Their Students

During the pandemic, eating disorder helpline calls increased by as much as 80% while the number of hospitalizations for adolescents with eating disorders...

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February 25, 2022

10 FAQs About Eating Disorders for Parents of Teens and Young Adults

What’s the difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating? When does dieting become dangerous? If you’re concerned about your child’s physical or...

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February 23, 2022

Black History Month: A Q&A With Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens and young adults in the United States. That rate is growing fastest among...

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January 20, 2022

5 Mental Health Tips for the New Year

Five ways to prioritize your mental health as we continue to navigate uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic. The start of the year is...

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December 23, 2021

These Numbers Fill Me with Hope

In the past five years, JED has significantly increased our impact by every measurable metric. We’ve grown the number of schools we partner...

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December 21, 2021

JED: A Good Investment

When you support JED, your gift has a dramatic impact on teens and young adults. They receive emotional support, connectedness, and the skills...

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December 20, 2021

The Mental Health Benefits of Giving and Receiving

Perhaps no time period is more renowned for its profound benefits and equally profound challenges than the end-of-year holiday season. Mostly, we collectively...

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December 20, 2021

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...

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