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Our programs for students reach thousands of colleges across the country – online, on television and on campus.

It's important that every student understands the importance of looking out for their mental health and supporting friends who may be struggling.

So we design our programs to reach students where they are — in a way they understand. From MTV's college network to social networking sites to campus papers to popular tours and events – The Jed Foundation is empowering millions of young people to protect their emotional health, support their friends and become advocates so every American has access to mental health help.

  • Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program

    The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program (Campus Program) was created to help colleges and universities create healthier and safer campus environments to help prevent the two leading causes of death in young adults[i],— unintentional injuries, including those caused by prescription drug overdoses or alcohol poisoning, and suicide.

  • 6 Signs on Facebook & Instagram That Your Friend May Be Struggling

    List of 6 examples of what concerning content might look like on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Half of Us

    Through online, on-air and live events, mtvU and The Jed Foundation raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

  • Help a Friend in Need

    “Help A Friend In Need” is a community guide for Facebook and Instagram users to help college students and young adults identify potential warning signs that a friend might be in emotional distress and in need of help.  

  • JedCampus

    JedCampus was an online self-assessment survey program that was designed to help colleges explore and enhance their campus mental health and suicide prevention programming. In January 2014, The Jed Foundation partnered with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative to create The Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program. Learn more here.

  • Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award

    This award recognizes a student who is reducing prejudice around mental illness, raising awareness of mental health issues on campus, or encouraging help-seeking among their peers.

  • LawLifeLine

    LawLifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where law school students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

  • Love is Louder

    Love is Louder was started by actress Brittany Snow, The Jed Foundation and MTV to build on the outpouring of support online after the lives of multiple teenagers were lost to suicide in September 2010.

  • Mental Health & Wellness on Campus: A Town Hall Without Walls

    Town hall highlights joint initiative to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and mental health

  • Transition Year

    The Jed Foundation and the American Psychiatric Foundation partnered on an online resource aimed at helping to ensure the smooth, safe and healthy transition of teenagers from high school to college.



Apply now for the 2015 Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award!

The college student honoree will receive $3,000 and a trip to NYC for The Jed Foundation's gala. Applications will be accepted through 5pm EST on March 25, 2015.

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