Our Impact

Changing and saving lives by impacting individuals, campuses,
and communities.

JED believes that we can promote mental health and prevent suicide among teens and young adults by equipping them as individuals, strengthening their campuses, and mobilizing the communities and influences in their lives.

Get a glimpse into JED’s impact below.

Equipping Individuals:

  • JED’s Love is Louder project has an online community of over 250,000 followers and has reached over 100 million impressions through digital outreach designed to increase resiliency and connectedness.
  • JED Voices has garnered over 3 million views and features intimate conversations with notable and influential mental health advocates who talk about what mental health means to them.

I’ve been bullied for as long as I remember and felt like nobody understood or cared about what I was going through until I joined the Love is Louder community. I write ‘LOVE IS LOUDER’ on my hands almost everyday to remind myself that I’m not alone.

Susan G.

Strengthening Schools:

  • JED’s Academic Programs (including JED Campus, JED High School, JED Boarding School, and the District Comprehensive Approach Pilot) are currently helping over 1,200 schools, districts, and campuses create a safety net for students by improving mental health and lowering suicide risk. This represents more than 6.5 million students from PreK through college, nationwide.
  • Schools in the JED Campus program are significantly more likely to have cross-department collaboration to promote student mental health, implement mental health screenings, add additional locations for counseling services, and conduct scans for access to lethal means.

Joining JED represents a tremendous opportunity for the College to implement a campus-wide approach to mental health promotion that will help lead to a safer campus, healthier students and illustrates the College’s commitment to a holistic approach to student success.

Emerson College

Mobilizing Communities:

  • More than 2 million teens and their families have used JED’s Set to Go high school program to prepare emotionally for the transition to college and adult life.
  • Video stories for JED’s Seize the Awkward campaign with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have been viewed over 50 million times. Viewers who have interacted with this campaign are more likely to have talked to a friend about their mental health.

JED has provided our staff, students, and school community the resources and confidence to effectively assist our children. The responsive nature of their team has been timely and supportive, especially during a time of increased social/emotional needs. We learned research-based tips to help us work effectively with our students, while also engaging in deep discussions focused on academics, health and wellness, and other topics that impact educators each day. I can’t tell you what a relief it is knowing that our friends at JED are one call away.

John Anzalone, Principal at Sierra Vista High School, Las Vegas, NV

Who is The Jed Foundation?

The Jed Foundation (JED) was founded to give colleges and universities a blueprint for suicide prevention and mental health advocacy. In the more than 20 years since our founding, we are proud of the strides we have made, changing the conversation around mental health and connecting with and supporting millions of young people in the U.S.

JED’s Impact Across the Country

JED reaches young people in every state, providing valuable training and resources to protect mental health and prevent suicide. See how we’re making an impact in your state and across the country.

JED Campus Impact Report

Schools that complete JED Campus show evidence of improvement across program, policy, and systems change indicators that support and protect student mental health. This is across all domains in the Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for Colleges and Universities.

JED Campus Impact Report 2020

Download the report on the first evaluation of JED Campus.

Read the full report on the first evaluation of JED Campus

JED’s Impact on Campuses

Learn more about the domains and specific changes and improvements colleges in JED Campus have made to protect student mental health.

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Awards & Recognitions

JED and its programs have been widely recognized by third-party organizations for their impact.

Mental Health and Suicide Statistics

Mental health challenges are a growing concern for teens and young adults. Suicide rates among young people have also increased over the past decade. Find up-to-date statistics about these issues and the populations most at risk.