Uniting for Youth: Insights From the JED Policy Summit on Student Mental Health
By Rebecca Bauer On October 30, 2023, more than 100 mental health experts, advocates, and allies gathered in Washington, D.C., for the JED Policy Summit: ...
This year, The Jed Foundation (JED) received its sixth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Attaining a 4-star rating, the highest possible rating, means that JED “exceeds industry standards…adheres to sector best practices, and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.” It also demonstrates JED’s commitment to accountability and stewardship of donor contributions. Only 13% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received six consecutive 4-star evaluations.
JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. More than 9,000 high schools, colleges, and universities have strengthened their mental health safety nets for students by using JED resources. Nearly 350 colleges and universities representing 4.5 million students are JED Campuses—schools that partner with JED to strengthen their programming and systems related to suicide prevention, mental health, and substance misuse prevention.
This year, JED further expanded its reach with the launch of JED High School and JED Campus Fundamentals. Additionally, JED will launch Proud & Thriving, a collaboration focused on helping schools integrate comprehensive frameworks and recommendations to protect and support the mental health of LGBTQ+ students. JED is intentional about taking a nuanced, data-informed approach to addressing the mental health needs of young people from diverse communities.
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