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The Jed Foundation Launches ULifeline Mobile Site

May 28, 2013


NEW YORK, NY, MAY 28, 2013— The Jed Foundation, a not-for-profit organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, today announced the launch of ULifeline Mobile, a smartphone-optimized resource for college mental health. ULifeline’s new mobile platform will allow students to access information related to mental health and well-being at their fingertips.

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, web-based resource center where college students can search for information about mental health, wellbeing and substance abuse. In addition to the resources already available for desktop users, the mobile-optimized format hosts three new evaluator tools for students to assess potential symptoms of depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol abuse. Upon taking the anonymous screeners, students will receive feedback about their symptoms and recommendations for seeking help.

“College-age students are accessing health information from their mobile and smartphones. We wanted to ensure students looking for resources, like those already featured on ULifeline.org, have an enhanced mobile experience that aids them in finding information and seeking help,” said John MacPhee, Executive Director of the Jed Foundation.

ULifeline, a project of The Jed Foundation, was developed with input from leading experts in mental health and higher education. The Jed Foundation provides ULifeline to all colleges and universities free of charge, regardless of the size or type of institution. Currently, more than 1,400 colleges and universities participate in the ULifeline Network.

To learn more, please go to www.ulifeline.org from a desktop or mobile phone. The ULifeline Mobile project has been supported by Forest Laboratories.


About The Jed Foundation (JED)

JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programming and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults; and we’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

Learn more at jedfoundation.org. Check out our programs including: JED Campus (jedcampus.org), Set to Go (settogo.org), ULifeline (ulifeline.org), Half of Us (halfofus.com) and Love is Louder (loveislouder.com).

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Media Contact
Andrea Morgan
Makovsky for JED
amorgan@makovsky.com
917-213-5506


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