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February 6, 2024 Blog

Honoring Our Heritage, Nurturing Our Mental Health: A Black History Month Reflection

By Jessica Orenstein As a young Black woman, this Black History Month feels particularly poignant. It’s a time when we celebrate the richness of our

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February 6, 2024

The Jed Foundation (JED) Recommendations for Safeguarding Youth Well-Being on Social Media Platforms

The Jed Foundation (JED) Recommendations for Safeguarding Youth Well-Being on Social Media Platforms Social media can provide a source of connection and identity-affirming...

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July 19, 2023

Can the Metaverse Be Good for Youth Mental Health? Youth-Centered Strategies for Ensuring and Enhancing the Mental Health and Safety of Young People in the Metaverse

The U.S. Surgeon General has called on the country to take a ‘safety first’ approach to the online lives of youth. This report...

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June 6, 2023

The Power of Social Connectedness: Endorsing the Surgeon General’s Approach to Resolving America’s “Epidemic of Loneliness”

Loneliness is not an isolated, individual experience; it has the potential to negatively affect entire communities, with long-lasting consequences. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy...

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June 2, 2023

Preventing Youth Suicide Requires a Collaborative Effort to Promote Gun Safety

Suicidal crises often escalate quickly. Nearly half (48%) of people who made a serious suicide attempt said they had first thought about making...

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May 23, 2023

JED’s Response to the Surgeon General’s Advisory on Social Media and Youth Mental Health

As part of his ongoing and comprehensive initiative to support the well-being and mental health of our nation’s youth, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy...

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March 31, 2023

JED’s POV: We Must Act Now to Protect Transgender Youth

LGBTQIA+ youth are under attack across the nation. Legislators are taking away their rights and seeking to invalidate their identities. Violence against transgender...

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March 27, 2023

JED’s POV on Providing Historically Accurate Lessons in Schools Benefits All Students

This year introduced several sweeping legislative efforts to restrict what is taught in schools: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently blocked an AP African...

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February 22, 2023

To Support Black Youth Mental Health, We Must Look to Community-Based Solutions

In 2023, it’s no surprise that Black teens and young adults are struggling. This year’s news cycle has been dominated by examples of...

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November 15, 2022

JED Reaffirms the Importance of Affirmative Action for American Colleges and Universities

This month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the preservation of affirmative action programs on college and university campuses in the United...

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November 15, 2022

A Statement of Support for Those Impacted by Violence at the Universities of Idaho and Virginia

The Jed Foundation (JED) is deeply saddened by news of this week’s tragedies that took the lives of college students at the University...

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October 31, 2022

Elections Are Stressful, But Civic Engagement Is Good for Youth Mental Health

Regardless of political affiliation, election season can be a time of profound stress for adults in the United States. In 2020, 68% cited...

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October 27, 2022

JED Urges Greater Understanding of the Connection Between Substance Misuse and Youth Mental Health

Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to misuse drugs, and 90% of adults with a substance...

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