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October 26, 2021 Press Release

The Jed Foundation and The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Release New Framework to Support the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Youth

Supported by the Upswing Fund for Mental Health for Adolescents, the framework outlines practical recommendations for supporting LGBTQ+ young adults that can save lives NEW

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For press inquires, please contact Manuela McDonough, director of Public Relations:

manuela@jedfoundation.org

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October 26, 2021

If I Could Do It Over: Understanding Substance Misuse

I always feel a pit in my stomach that starts around the holiday season. At family gatherings, my eyes scan the room in...

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September 7, 2021

Building Back Better: The Building Blocks of Resilience

There’s a lot of talk about resilience these days. Perhaps it’s a result living through a pandemic, facing existential questions related to humanity’s...

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August 3, 2021

Why Trusting Your Teen Can Smooth the Path Through Adolescence

Teenagers, by their very nature, are risk takers. Developmentally, they’re at an age where they are trying to gain independence and may resist...

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July 8, 2021

JED Receives Sixth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

This year, The Jed Foundation (JED) received its sixth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Attaining a 4-star rating, the highest possible rating,...

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June 16, 2021

What Juneteenth Can Teach Us About Racial Trauma and the Resilience of the Black Community

On June 1, 1863, when President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became official, an executive order was written to destabilize the Confederacy amidst the Civil...

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May 26, 2021

A New Study Led by JED and Ascend Finds that Support for Student Parent Mental Health Could Make the Difference Between Graduating, or Not

Parenting is never easy. The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered the usual difficulties of parenting even more challenging. Anyone navigating working from home with...

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May 3, 2021

You Don’t Have To Suffer in Silence: Living with OCD

Living with OCD has been a journey. When I was younger, I spent so much time washing my hands, closing and opening the...

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April 28, 2021

To Our Country’s Leaders: Gen Z Needs Your Help!

My generation is dealing with an escalating mental health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that “one in five… American...

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April 16, 2021

How to Develop a Healthier Relationship with Social Media

Social media is everywhere. It has allowed people to connect at any time and place, and especially during the pandemic, it has become...

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February 17, 2021

Finding Meaning Again After Losing Isaiah: From Loss to Advocacy

“We became involved with The Jed Foundation (JED) in the worst way for the worst reason,” says Cindy Carpenter. She and her husband...

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February 10, 2021

Envisioning a Better Future for our Nation’s Young Adults

“Physical well-being is often prioritized over mental well-being,” says Cindy Citrone, founder of the Citrone 33 Foundation. “As a mother of four young...

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February 9, 2021

Keeping in Touch(screen)

It’s third period, before the bell, and an awkward silence passes. We can all see each other, but no one says a word....

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