High School

Programs and Resources

The Jed Foundation equips school communities across the country with evidence-based resources to create a culture of care in which all students feel seen and supported.

We offer our flagship JED High School program as well as a variety of trainings, research, guidance, and classroom tools for administrators, educators, and students to create healthy and connected school communities.

JED High School

JED provides high schools and districts expert support, evidence-based best practices, and data-driven guidance to protect student mental health and prevent suicide. Through our JED High School program, we partner with you to assess your community’s needs, develop a customized strategic plan to build on existing strengths, and implement tools, strategies, and techniques that lead to measurable improvements in student mental health and a more connected community.

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Research and Guidance for School Mental Health

The Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention in High Schools

Find out how this evidence-based approach to supporting student mental health focuses on seven areas key to creating a holistic safety net for student well-being and building a connected school community.

Understanding and Addressing the Mental Health of High School Students

A comprehensive study from JED and Fluent Research outlines six key findings about the state of student mental health and how administrators, students, and caregivers believe we should address it.

Unraveling the Stigma: Exploring Barriers to Mental Health Support Among U.S. Teens

Research from JED explores the barriers teens face when seeking mental health support and how stigma plays a role in who they turn to for help.

Proud and Thriving Framework: Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ High School, College, and University Students

Learn how to create an inclusive school environment designed to support the emotional well-being of LGBTQ students. From JED with the Upswing Fund and the Consortium for Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.

Using Medicaid to Address Young People’s Mental Health Needs in School Settings

Schools offer an invaluable opportunity for providers of mental health services to meet young people where they are. But to address students’ needs, our schools require comprehensive mental health programs, qualified staff, and adequate funding. From The Commonwealth Fund and JED.

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is the new three-digit dialing code where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for people experiencing mental health-related crises including thoughts of suicide or a substance-use crisis.

Tips and Tools for the Classroom

The classroom is a powerful place to empower students to seek help, ensure they feel seen and supported, and teach coping skills they can rely on their whole lives.

High School Educator Guide to Supporting Students

This easy-to-use guide provides high school educators with simple, evidence-based ways you can support your students.

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CommonLit Lesson Plans

Use these six online lessons, created by JED for CommonLit, to help your students learn about emotions, self-image, self-care, life skills, help-giving, and resilience.

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Set to Go

JED has easy-to-use resources on for students, caregivers, and educators to help students plan and prepare for the transition out of high school and into their futures.

Get set

Bullying: How Coaches and Teachers Can Partner With Parents

Check out The Choose Kindness Project’s Educator & Coach Toolkits, created in collaboration with JED and other members of The Choose Kindness Alliance. Find step-by-step guidance on partnering with families to respond to the challenges your students face. They feature over 75 resources, organized into five collections: Understanding Bullying, Preventing Bullying, Responding to Bullying, Mental Wellness, and Cyberbullying.

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Pressure to Be Perfect Toolkit

JED and Instagram created this interactive toolkit to help students learn how to create a healthy self-image and use social media in a way that can support their emotional well-being.

Use the toolkit with your students

Each and Every Day Documentary: School Screening Opportunity

Nine young adults from diverse backgrounds share how they recovered from suicidal thoughts and actions and created lives worth living in this moving documentary that emphasizes help-seeking and hope. From executive producer Sheila Nevins and Director Alexandra Shiva and created in partnership with MTV and JED.

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Resources for Students

JED’s Mental Health Resource Center supports teens and young adults with videos, activities, and articles on how they can prioritize their mental health, manage academic stress, and develop life-long coping and self-care skills.

Visit the Mental Health Resource Center
Get Help Now

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

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.