JED Programming Helps Bring New Initiatives and Services to Massachusetts High School
One of the most important actions that schools can take to provide better care to students is to increase access to counseling services. This was ...
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.
If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text HOME to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.
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.