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November 15, 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 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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October 12, 2022

New CDC Findings Show Suicide Is on the Rise–But It Doesn’t Need to Be

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data indicating that the rate of suicide in the United States increased in...

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September 16, 2022

Philanthropy is a Critical Tool in Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Today, our nation’s young people are facing unprecedented challenges that are having a devastating impact on their mental health. Yet, with 1 in...

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September 8, 2022

This Back to School Season, Mental Health Support for Students Matters Even More

Heading back to school can be challenging for teenagers and young adults. Factors that can impact a student’s mental health include changing schedules,...

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August 16, 2022

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...

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August 4, 2022

In Support of the Biden Administration’s Actions to Address Youth Mental Health

On Friday, the Biden administration released a statement announcing two new actions to “strengthen school-based mental health services and address the youth mental...

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August 1, 2022

JED Urges Research Into Telehealth Effectiveness for Youth Mental Health

From remote schooling and socializing to news gathering and entertainment, today’s young people spend much of their time online—and The Jed Foundation (JED)...

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July 11, 2022

Words Matter: How the Media’s Language Impacts Mental Health

While media coverage of mental health has increased in recent years, the language used in articles, social media posts, and videos needs to...

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June 30, 2022

Overturning Roe v. Wade Adds to the Youth Mental Health Crisis

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, reversing nearly 50 years of constitutional...

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