The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation is a non-profit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.

Mission statement

JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We are equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We also encourage community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

Summary of relevant work

JED has three main areas of focus:

  • We help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems to safeguard individual and community health.
  • We develop expert resources and create powerful partnerships to ensure more teens and young adults get access to the resources and support they need to navigate life’s challenges.
  • We educate and equip students, families and communities to know when and how to support others who are in distress or struggling with a mental health issue

Key partners

See here for a full list of our partners

Seeking collaboration with

Experts by experience/service users
Other organizations
Policy makers


Prevention and promotion
Training, education and capacity building
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
North America
Children and adolescents
United States