We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, 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.
290+ colleges representing more than 3,000,000 students are JED Campuses: schools that are committed to long-term systems change by prioritizing and improving student mental health on campuses, expanding their counseling services, prioritizing more urgent and timely care to support their students, and restricting access to potentially lethal means on campuses.
JED is including and considering the mental health of all students through partnerships with the Steve Fund and The Tyler Clementi Center to provide frameworks for how to best support the mental health of college students of color and students identifying with the LGBTQ+ community.
1,500,000 teens and their families are using JED’s Set to Go high school program to prepare emotionally for the transition to college and adult life.
Our national campaign, Seize The Awkward, encourages teens and young adults to start a conversation with a friend who may be struggling with mental health issues. This partnership with Ad Council and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides a series of videos that have exceeded 20 million views.
Viewers who are aware of this campaign are more likely to have talked to a friend about their mental health, and have called or texted a mental health hotline to get more information.
Our programs are built upon JED’s Comprehensive Approach, developed in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Our programs are building strong, lasting support for young people’s mental health, through the development of protective factors, resilience, and environmental safety measures; support for early interventions; and by strengthening treatment and care.
We know that JED works!
JED helped me enormously to know I wasn’t alone and that there is help and support available, especially for those who are in their teens who don’t know where to go.Mindy, Volunteer
Joining JED represents a tremendous opportunity for the College to implement a campus-wide approach to mental health promotion that will help lead to a safer campus, healthier students and illustrates the College’s commitment to a holistic approach to student success.Emerson College
Mental health advocacy and suicide prevention programs like JED’s work… They Save Lives. It Matters.David, father
Our work with JED Campus has resulted in profound changes on our campus and in our approach to student well-being. Our campus is a safer and more supportive environment thanks to our partnership with JEDPennsylvania College of Technology
Support for JED
Our important work is made possible by a diverse and growing base of support, which has more than doubled over the last year:
- 60% foundations
- 20% individuals
- 10% corporations
- 10% earned revenue
Please make a gift to JED today to support vital programs in schools and on campuses across the country. We are grateful for your support.