JED provides guidance to high schools across the country on improving mental health and preparing students for the transition to college and adult life. Through a combination of online resources, awareness campaign materials, advising and consultation, and training opportunities, JED supports high schools in doing what they can to protect the emotional well-being of their students.
Visit our online resources, download guides below, and learn more about JED’s Advising Services for further support.
The World Health Organization defines “mental health” “as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” In using this definition, S2i recognizes that some mental health challenges reflect brain diseases that, like physical diseases, require appropriate stigma-free and patient-centered care and include both mental health and substance use disorders. Other mental health challenges stem from social conditions and marginalization and require different forms of interventions.