The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation (JED) was founded in 2000 by Donna and Phil Satow who lost their youngest son, JED, to suicide. Today JED is the nation’s leading nonprofit that protects mental health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults. JED advances its mission by 1) partnering with high school, colleges, and universities to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems and to engage full school communities in this collaborative work; 2) producing expert-informed campaigns and resources for students, parents, and educators to equip teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. These campaigns also raise awareness of mental health matters and reduce shame and prejudice often associated with the topic; 3) undertaking research projects to increase understanding of youth mental health issues and their impact of specific student populations; and 4) advising youth-serving organizations, including NBA, Instagram, Spotify, and many others, on youth mental health matters and partnering with corporations to launch powerful campaigns. Today, our programs and resources are being utilized in every state across the country, providing meaningful benefits to our nation’s youth, families, schools, and communities.  To learn more about JED and its impactful work, visit jedfoundation.org

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