JED was selected from a wide pool of entries and recognized for its passionate work in protecting emotional health and preventing suicide among teens and young adults.
Its award-winning campaign in the category of Social Impact: Public Health or Safety Initiative incorporated targeted outreach to help teens and young adults build resiliency and life skills, promote social connection, and encourage help-seeking and help-giving behaviors through its national programs, digital channels, partnerships, and media.
Notable results of JED’s campaign outreach, achieved in the past year, include:
22% of all students in higher education now attend one of 380 JED Campuses
500,000+ New York City students are learning how to seek help through “Let’s Talk” bus stop ads and school-based posters
15+ million views of “Seize the Awkward” videos which encourage youth to initiate conversations with friends about mental health
38 million people educated on how to support those who are struggling with their mental health through campaigns and online resources
“The Jed Foundation set themselves apart from an outstanding field of entrants. Their work was exceptional and displayed their innovative strategies for achieving success. Congratulations, JED. We look forward to your continued success,” said Brendan Gannon, Senior Marketing Manager for Awards Programs at Ragan Communications.
“We are humbled to receive Ragan’s CSR & Diversity Award for Social Impact: Public Health or Safety Initiative. The heart of our mission is to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today—and tomorrow. Through our work, and with the support of so many passionate individuals, 8 million people are presently interacting with JED programs to provide help for themselves or a loved one,” said John MacPhee, JED CEO.
The Jed Foundation has also been recognized for its accomplishment in a special write-up on Ragan’s internationally read news website.
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About The Jed Foundation (JED)
JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.