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November 10, 2022 Press Release

New Mental Health PSA from Seize the Awkward Encourages Young Adults to Say “We Can Talk About It”

Amid rising suicide rates among young adults, the campaign from AFSP, The Jed Foundation and the Ad Council provides resources to start conversations around mental

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November 10, 2022

JED Programming Helps Bring New Initiatives and Services to Massachusetts High School

One of the most important actions that schools can take to provide better care to students is to increase access to counseling services....

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November 10, 2022

At Ithaca College, JED Helps Create a Community of Support for Both Students and Faculty

Before accepting the position of Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Ithaca College, Brian Peterson had already heard of The Jed Foundation...

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November 10, 2022

Kappa Kappa Gamma Hosts Sapphire Ball to Fundraise for JED at Seton Hall University

This fall, Seton Hall University’s Theta Delta chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) debuted its Sapphire Ball, an annual dance that doubles as...

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November 7, 2022

Q&A: JED’s New Senior Vice President, Tony Walker, Highlights the Role of Educators in Youth Mental Health

The Jed Foundation (JED) is pleased to welcome Tony Walker, PhD, LPC-S, as its new Senior Vice President, Academic Programs. Tony will be...

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November 1, 2022

JED Inspires Ongoing Mental Health and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs at the University of Tampa

Since partnering with The Jed Foundation (JED) in 2018, the University of Tampa has made a number of improvements to its mental health...

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October 10, 2022

JED’s Young Leadership Council Invites You to ‘Move Your Mind’ for World Mental Health Day

Alex Tynion and Sarah Kencel, co-chairs of the Young Leadership Council (YLC) for The Jed Foundation (JED), have always believed in the power...

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October 7, 2022

The Growing Storm: The Psychological Impact of Climate Change on Today’s Youth

Growing up in the late 20th century, as I did, meant that the prospect of climate change was always on the horizon, although...

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October 4, 2022

Seasonal Grief: How to Support Young People Processing a Loss This Winter

Grief is the natural response we have to significant losses. Many students notice that grief is increasingly on their minds as the days...

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September 23, 2022

From Preventing Suicide to Preventing Suicidality: The Power of Proactive Wellness Check-Ins

As a vegan, one of my favorite jokes goes like this: Q: How do you know someone you just met is vegan? A:...

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September 8, 2022

Can We Talk…About Suicide?

I worked for comedian Joan Rivers while enrolled at UCLA, and she was famous for saying, “Can we talk?” When it comes to...

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August 29, 2022

You Are Here: Supporting Young People in Stressful Times

It is quite possible that historians will mark this as one of the most volatile and consequential periods in the modern age. The...

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August 23, 2022

I Am a Gun Owner and Suicidologist: Here’s What You Need to Know to Keep Young People Safe

As an adolescent suicidologist, I have worked closely with many families who are worried about losing someone close to them.  I am also...

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