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Mental Health Resource Center

Expert information and resources to help teens and young adults navigate life’s challenges

Welcome to JED’s Mental Health Resource Center for Young Adult Emotional Health and Well-being

The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges and make a successful transition to adulthood.

Young adulthood can be a time of significant change and intense challenges. We see the effects every day: a death from binge drinking, an overdose, a suicide. These tragedies are complex and their warning signs often subtle. With the right support and safety nets, the high school and college years can be safer and more manageable.

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If you or someone you know needs help immediately, you should take one of the following actions:

  • call 9-1-1
  • text START to 741-741
  • call the Lifeline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
  • contact your campus counseling center or other mental health professional

Emotional Well-being

Simply put, overall well-being is having a healthy body and a healthy emotional state of mind. A healthy lifestyle can enhance mental health, bring a sense of well-being and help keep your body strong. By adopting relatively simple habits — sleeping well, staying active, eating healthy foods, and taking steps to manage stress — you can help yourself feel better and improve your state of mind.


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