Honoring Our Heritage, Nurturing Our Mental Health: A Black History Month Reflection
By Jessica Orenstein As a young Black woman, this Black History Month feels particularly poignant. It’s a time when we celebrate the richness of our ...
By John MacPhee
It starts with making it OK to talk about tough feelings and uncomfortable thoughts. When we do that, we can reduce the number of young people who suffer in silence, as more teens and young adults reach out and get the help they need.
It takes everyone to normalize mental health struggles and conversations. When you donate to JED, you’re backing a proven approach that protects youth mental health right where it matters most: in our schools.
Your support is crucial in breaking down barriers to mental health support in schools throughout the country. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift by December 31. Thanks to a generous donor, your gift will be matched and go twice as far to support teens and young adults.
Together, we can build communities where it’s OK to ask for help and every young person contemplating suicide gets life-saving support.
If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.
You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.
If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.