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The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 by Donna and Phil Satow ’63CC after they lost their son, Jed, to suicide.

While trying to learn more about suicide and make sense of their unthinkable loss, the Satows discovered an urgent and unmet need for programming and resources that helped colleges, students, and parents recognize and address emotional health issues and prevent suicide.

Through the guidance of respected experts in the fields of mental health and higher education, The Jed Foundation has become the leading nonprofit organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.

The Jed Foundation’s programs include:

JedCampus, a groundbreaking self-assessment and feedback program that helps colleges create more comprehensive solutions to support their students

ULifeline, an online resource that helps students understand and address mental health conditions like depression and anxiety disorders, featuring a self-evaluator

Half of Us campaign, with MTV, which uses online and on-air programming to share stories and encourage help-seeking

Love is Louder movement that helps individuals, communities, and schools build resiliency, create connectedness and promote acceptance

Transition Year, an online resource for parents aimed at helping to ensure a smooth, healthy transition into college life; and a portfolio of resources that helps campuses promote emotional health and protect at-risk students