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April 1, 2024 Press Release

Stigma Is Not Top Barrier for Teens Seeking Mental Health Support

New research by The Jed Foundation (JED) shows teens are more concerned about feeling that others wouldn’t understand them, discomfort surrounding emotional conversations, and perceived

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April 1, 2024

Student Voice of Mental Health Award Winner Areli Rosales on the Power of Vulnerability

Areli Rosales has always felt it was her duty to help heal the people in her life. Growing up the child of an...

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April 1, 2024

Student Voice of Mental Health Award Winner Rick Yang on Helping Youth Take Up Space

Like so many young adults, Rick Yang felt isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was so focused on checking boxes — virtual learning,...

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April 12, 2023

It’s Glow Time: Stevens Institute Lights Up for Neon Nights to Support Mental Health

By Lauren Patetta  The Bissinger Room at Stevens Institute had never seen so much color. Strings of neon stars hung from the walls,...

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April 4, 2023

Student Voice of Mental Health Award Winner Audrey Wang on Using Technology to Foster Empathy and Inclusivity

Audrey Wang is no stranger to the ups and downs of social media. As a teen coder, she knows social media can be...

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April 4, 2023

Student Voice of Mental Health Award Winner Jose Caballero on Giving Young Adults a Platform to Share Their Stories

Jose Caballero understands how important it is to give everyone–especially students–a voice.  As this year’s undergraduate Student Voice of Mental Health Award winner,...

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November 15, 2022

The Ray Hotel Hosts JED’s Third Annual Florida Gala to Support Local Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiatives

On Thursday, November 3, 2022 over 150 guests gathered under the stars at The Ray Hotel’s Rosewater Rooftop in Delray Beach for The...

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October 12, 2022

First-of-Its-Kind Montana Youth Mental Health Summit, Led by JED and Community Leaders, Reaches 8% of Youth in Park County

Montana teens and young adults are accepting of mental health and suicide prevention, but access to support remains a top concern. Park County...

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October 7, 2022

The Jed Foundation is a Founding Member of the Choose Kindness Alliance

The Jed Foundation (JED) is proud to be a founding member of the Choose Kindness Alliance. Twenty of the nation’s leading nonprofits—including the...

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September 23, 2022

CEO and Philanthropist Kendra Scott Celebrates Book Launch by Giving Back

Kendra Scott, a supporter of The Jed Foundation (JED), philanthropist, and jewelry and lifestyle brand founder, made a stop in Manhattan on September...

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July 20, 2022

JED Supports New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Many people experiencing mental health-related distress are not receiving the support and care they need. For this reason, it is critical to provide...

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June 9, 2022

JED Gala Celebrates 22 Years of Youth Mental Health Advocacy and Suicide Prevention

Over 600 guests gathered at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday to celebrate The Jed Foundation (JED). The JED Gala is an annual event...

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February 25, 2022

Understanding the Rise of Eating Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Anastasia Vlasova, then a junior in high school, started seeing a therapist. In middle school, she began...

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