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August 18, 2022 JED's POV

JED Urges Informed Approach to Reporting on Mass Shootings

While mass shootings are relatively rare in comparison to other forms of gun violence—for example, suicides accounted for more than half of gun deaths in

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August 18, 2022

How Education and Awareness Can Offset the Negative Effects of Social Media

By understanding how social media affects the self-image of teens and young adults, change-makers in the tech and mental health spaces can work...

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July 26, 2022

Equity in Mental Health Month: A Q&A with JED Advisory Board Member Helen Hsu

July is known as BIPOC Mental Health Month, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and at JED, Equity in Mental Health Month. Regardless...

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July 26, 2022

A Q&A With Kurt Michael, JED’s New Senior Clinical Director

This July, The Jed Foundation (JED) is pleased to welcome Kurt Michael, PhD, as Senior Clinical Director. He will lead the development of...

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July 21, 2022

Equity in Mental Health Month: A Q&A With Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins

July is known as BIPOC Mental Health Month, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, and at JED, Equity in Mental Health Month. Regardless...

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May 31, 2022

Student Voice of Mental Health Award Winner Crystal Widado Is Using Her Passion for Journalism and Debate to Ignite Vital Conversations about Mental Health

Crystal Widado (she/her) is one of two winners of this year’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award. Now in its 15th year, this...

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May 31, 2022

Student Voice of Mental Health Award Winner Joseph Sexton is Committed to Changing the Way We Discuss Mental Healthcare

Joseph Sexton is one of two winners who will receive this year’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award. Now in its 15th year,...

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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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