Greek-Letter Organizations Can Be Mental Health Champions on Campus
Fraternities and sororities have a powerful opportunity to join the growing and vital movement to protect the emotional well-being of teens and young adults.
The Jed Foundation (JED) offers customized, evidence-based resources, tools, and workshops for Greek organizations to strengthen the emotional well-being of their members and become a model community of care on campus. Greek-letter organizations have long been leaders in building close-knit campus communities. One out of 10 undergraduate students joins a fraternity or sorority, and they often influence and shape campus culture, serve as student leaders, and go on to leadership positions in government, politics, and culture. By elevating their members’ mental health and making emotional well-being a cornerstone of what they do, Greek organizations have the power to build even stronger leaders who will carry forward the message that mental health is health.
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Fundraise for JED
Neon Nights is a one-of-a-kind, student-led fundraising event and glow dance party. Light up your campus while raising awareness and essential funds for mental health services in support of JED.
Service and philanthropy are at the core of what fraternities and sororities do. There are many ways to support JED, and fundraising is among the most helpful. If you and your members are interested in other ways to fundraise for JED, check out our DIY fundraising program or contact Thea Zunick, Ed.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Featured Fraternity and Sorority Workshops and Resources
You Can Help a Friend
In this interactive, evidence-based workshop, your members will learn about the importance of caring for your mental health, the challenges young adults face, and how to recognize and comfortably respond to a friend who may be struggling, including how to connect them to immediate, effective care.
Customized Well-Being Content
Our team of mental health and content experts create customized tools, resources, emails, social media kits, and more to provide members with up-to-date, actionable advice for prioritizing their well-being and supporting their brothers and sisters.
JED’s team of education, mental health, and data experts thoroughly assess the tools and supports you provide members and suggest easy-to-implement changes and additions to policies and practices that can make a measurable difference in the well-being of your community. Alongside these recommendations, we provide technical assistance to ensure you make the most of any effort to improve community mental health, technical assistance, document review, and resources to have in place.
Mental Health Resource Center
Make use of our comprehensive Mental Health Resource Center, where we have the most up-to-date, easy-to-understand, and actionable information on everyday mental health, mental health conditions, and real-life situations. We offer accessible, compassionate suggestions on how to navigate these life challenges and get the support you deserve.
Seize the Awkward
We partnered with The Ad Council and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to create this impactful campaign to encourage and equip you with tools to start and sustain the sometimes awkward, always necessary conversations that support friends who may be struggling with their mental health.
Sharing stories is a powerful way to reduce shame, prejudice, and secrecy, and inspire us to be proactive about our mental health. Invite your members to watch our stories and become inspired to share their own.
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