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As an educator, you can play a powerful role in supporting student mental health.

 You don’t need to be a mental health professional to spot signs of distress and connect your students to resources. These tips and tools can help you recognize students who are struggling, start a conversation, and support them on their journey to feeling better.

If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or having thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 now.

Essential Resources

High School Educator Guide to Supporting Students

This easy-to-use guide provides high school educators with simple, evidence-based ways you can support your students.

Coaches’ Guide to Supporting High School Athlete Mental Health

JED and the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) created this guide to walk you through straightforward — but significant — steps you can take to support mental health on your team.

Faculty Guide to Supporting Student Mental Health

Most faculty are not clinicians, and it may feel intimidating or overwhelming to support student emotional health, especially given all of the responsibilities already on your plate. This easy-to-use guide provides educators with simple, evidence-based ways to show up for students.

Set to Go

Over 100 resources, tips, and tools to help students, caregivers, and educators manage the transition from high school to college, the working world, or whatever is up next with less stress and more confidence.

Let’s Talk NYC

The Let’s Talk NYC Campaign was created to help teachers and school staff become mental health allies for students. It includes a teacher training, a downloadable guide and more so you can be a resource to your students and help them get the support they need. While this program was designed for NYC, it can be used by anyone, anywhere.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 is the three-digit dialing code where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for those experiencing mental health-related crises—including thoughts of suicide or a substance use crisis. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Hot Topics

Bullying: How Coaches and Teachers Can Partner With Parents

Check out The Choose Kindness Project’s Educator & Coach Toolkits, created in collaboration with JED and other members of The Choose Kindness Alliance, to help educators partner with families to respond to the challenges students face.

How to Help Your Students Cope With Safety Threats in the Community or World

How you can support your students—and yourself—during nationwide or global threats to public safety.

Protecting Student Mental Health in the Face of Antisemitism and Islamophobia

JED's recommendations for colleges and universities on how to engage students in this difficult time, support their mental health, and take actions to create connection and understanding on campus.

How Educators Can Promote Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Students

JED's research report, Unraveling the Stigma: Exploring Barriers to Mental Health Support Among U.S. Teens, provides insights into how educators, school leaders, and district administrators can create school communities that support help-seeking.

Can the Metaverse Be Good for Youth Mental Health?

Get strategies and advice to help young people safeguard their well-being and take a safety-first approach to social media, games, and other online spaces.

Five Ways to Support Camp Counselor Mental Health

JED's actionable guidance for camps to help their young counselors and counselors-in-training.

Pressure to Be Perfect Toolkit

JED and Instagram created this interactive toolkit to help students learn how to create a healthy self-image and use social media in a way that can support their emotional well-being.

Teaching Tools

CommonLit Lesson Plans

Use these six online lessons, created by JED for CommonLit, to help your students learn about emotions, self-image, self-care, life skills, help-giving, and resilience.

Film Screening Opportunities

JED offers opportunities for screenings of powerful films that explore real-life stories of emotional struggle with an emphasis on hope and healing.

Student Resources

Mental Health Resource Center

Find resources to help your students manage their emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in their life.

Seize the Awkward

Starting a conversation about mental health does not need to be uncomfortable, and it can make all the difference. Check out these resources for students to learn how to support a friend.

JED Storytelling

Sharing stories is a powerful way to reduce shame, prejudice, and secrecy, and inspire us to be proactive about our mental health.

Bring JED to Your Community

School and District Programs and Resources

The Jed Foundation equips school communities across the country with evidence-based resources to create a culture of care in which all students feel seen and supported. We offer our flagship JED High School program as well as a variety of trainings, research, guidance, and classroom tools for administrators, educators, and students to create healthy and connected school communities.

Higher Education Programs and Resources

The Jed Foundation partners with colleges and universities to put systems, programs, and policies in place to create a culture of caring that protects student mental health and prevents suicide. We offer our flagship JED Campus programs, as well as a variety of training, research, guidance, and tools for administrators, faculty, and students to create healthy and connected school communities.