JED Gala Celebrates 22 Years of Youth Mental Health Advocacy and Suicide Prevention
Over 600 guests gathered at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday to celebrate The Jed Foundation (JED). The JED Gala is an annual event dedicated to ...
The Jed Foundation (JED) strongly condemns antisemitism across the United States, which is on the rise. There is a longstanding and documented history of discrimination and violence against Jewish communities in our country. These incidents–both in person and in digital spaces–are traumatic and contribute to an increase in fear, stress, anxiety, and psychological trauma, reinforcing a need for increased mental health support. Exposure to hate speech and discrimination causes distress and exacerbates existing mental health challenges. It also interrupts healthy identity development for adolescents and young adults.
We stand with Jewish communities and call on authorities to take every measure to hold perpetrators accountable and to keep Jewish communities safe. JED strongly condemns racism, xenophobia, and bias-motivated violence of any kind, and we encourage educators, caregivers, and anyone who works with youth to reach out and check in with young people who may be impacted by the current antisemitic violence across the nation.
We at JED believe that feeling safe and knowing that our friends, family, and community members are safe are essential to maintaining our mental health. If you feel anxious, overwhelmed, or unsafe, here are some things you can do:
Mental Health Resources:
We stand together to promote unity, inclusion, and safety for all.
The JED Team
If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.
Find more ways to get help & feel better in our RESOURCE CENTER.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.