Our work shifts the culture and conversation around mental health by focusing on two components to change and save lives:

  • Strengthening the emotional health of teens and young adults so they can thrive today…and tomorrow.
  • Preventing substance misuse, self-harm, and suicide as a result of emotional distress.

Equipping Individuals

JED creates and shares impactful content and campaigns that build resilience and life skills, promote connection, and encourage help-seeking and help-giving. We develop these initiatives with direct input from our communities, often in collaboration with committed partners.

Mental Health Resource Center

Find resources to help you manage your emotional health, cope with challenges, and support the people in your life.

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Set to Go

Get tips, tools, and resources to help you, or the young people in your life, plan for the transition out of high school.

Set to Go

Seize the Awkward

Check out these resources and stories from artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Lauv, and Noah Cyrus to learn how to support a friend.

Seize the Awkward

Strengthening Schools

For students, their school community is a critical part of their support network and emotional safety net. JED works directly with colleges, districts, and high schools to put systems, programs, and policies in place to create a culture of caring that protects student mental health and prevents suicide.

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JED Campus

Foster a supportive campus environment with JED. We offer our flagship JED Campus programs, as well as a variety of training, research, guidance, and tools for administrators, faculty, and students to create healthy and connected school communities.

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JED High School

Create a culture of care in which all students feel seen and supported. JED provides high schools and districts expert support, evidence-based best practices, and data-driven guidance to protect student mental health and prevent suicide.

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Mobilizing Communities

The world around us impacts our mental health. JED partners with individuals and organizations to encourage community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health. Together, we raise awareness, reduce shame and secrecy, and create a culture of caring.

Storytelling & Culture Change

JED has partnered with entertainment media for more than 15 years, providing advice and support to producers, show runners, writers, and other creators in telling safe, accurate, and entertaining stories about youth mental health.

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JED's Advocacy Work

JED supports policies and legislation that advance a comprehensive public health approach to promoting mental health and preventing suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.

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Partner with JED

JED could not take on our vision without the dedication, passion, and generosity of our partners.

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