The Jed Foundation (JED)
JED exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for the nation's teens and young adults
JED is a national nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for their nation’s teens and young adults. They’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. They’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. They’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
They envision a future where:
Every high school and college has a comprehensive system that supports emotional health and reduces the risks of substance abuse and suicide.
All teens and young adults are equipped to navigate mental health challenges, to seek and give help, and emotionally prepared to enter adulthood and fulfill their potential.
Their communities support the emotional well-being and mental health of teens and young adults.
Mental health is recognized as part of general health and wellness and is not associated with shame, secrecy or prejudice.See more