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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

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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December 3, 2021

Author and Professor Scott Galloway and Realtor Beata Galloway Open Their Home for a Fundraiser to Support Youth Mental Health

Close to half a million dollars was raised at Florida fundraiser to support The Jed Foundation’s work in promoting mental health and preventing...

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November 15, 2021

Rebecca Benghiat, Seasoned Leader in Nonprofit Growth, Philanthropy, and Organizational Management, Joins The Jed Foundation (JED) as President & COO

Rebecca will lead the expansion of JED’s programs to protect the mental health of millions of high school and higher education students. Rebecca...

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June 21, 2021

Student Voice of Mental Health Award Finalist Julia Hansen Promotes Mental Health in Communities through Nature

One of two finalists for the Student Voice of Mental Health Award (SVMHA), Julia Hansen is a rising senior at Occidental College majoring...

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June 21, 2021

College Suicide Prevention Through the Creation of Communities of Care: New Insights from the JED Campus Program Published by NAM Perspectives, a Publication of the National Academy of Medicine

Suicide rates among young people have been on the rise over the past 15 years and research from The Jed Foundation showed that...

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June 21, 2021

Student Voice of Mental Health Award 2021 Winner Georgia Messinger Is Using Tech to Transform Mental Health Peer Support

This year’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award winner is Georgia Messinger (she/her/hers), an LA native and rising senior at Harvard University studying...

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