JED Workshops

JED offers workshops related to emotional health promotion and suicide prevention to both professionals and non-professionals connected to colleges, universities, high schools, and community-based organizations that serve teens and young adults. In the last two years JED has delivered workshops to over 30,000 students, school professionals, parents, and community members.

If you are interested in having a JED staff member deliver either a virtual or an in-person workshop, please fill out a training request form and we will follow up to provide more information.

About Our Workshops

JED aims to increase the capacity of teens and young adults to manage their own mental health as well as enable the adults in their lives to adequately support them. Our workshops are designed to be interactive and provide the opportunity for participants to learn skills, reflect on their attitudes, and learn new behaviors that promote positive mental health and mitigate suicide risk. Workshops are ideally 90 minutes in length, but we are flexible with the constraints of our partners.

Our available workshop topics are listed below:

You Can Help – Recognizing Signs of Distress among Youth and Young Adults

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the mental health landscape of students
  • Identify signs of distress in peers, students, and self
  • Discuss how they can help when someone is in distress
  • Identify where to go when professional help is needed and know where to find additional resources

Creating a Community of Care

Participants will be able to:

  • Connect self-care and community care to work in helping roles
  • Describe how to build a practice of self-care
  • Discuss how to build a community of care within their institutions
  • Identify where to go when profesional help is needed and know where to find additional resources

Culturally Inclusive Mental Health of Diverse Populations

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the mental health landscape for BIPOC youth and LGBTQ+ youth
  • Reflect on how youth identity is linked to sense of belonging and mental health
  • Apply principles of culturally responsive support for mental health to their work with youth

Set to Go: Transitioning to Life after High School

Participants will be able to:

  • Define stress and mental health
  • Identify and reflect on healthy coping mechanisms for stress
  • Discuss strategies for emotionally preparing for life after high school


We conduct workshops for schools and organizations supporting youth and young adults. Due to COVID-19 we currently only offer virtual workshops, but hope to resume in person workshops soon!

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