Thursday, October 10, 2013

World Mental Health Day

The Jed Foundation
World Mental Health Day 2013
In honor of World Mental Health Day, The Jed Foundation continues to spread awareness about mental health and its effects on our families, friends and communities. Join us today with these simple ways to take action:
• Tune in tonight to MTV at 7 PM EST for “Life Continued: Defeating Depression.”This documentary goes inside the lives of two young people from different parts of the country who fought their way through severe mental health struggles, but found hope and a path to recovery by taking steps to feel better and drawing strength from those around them. We have teamed up with MTV and SoulPancake on this project to provide resources and messages of hope and support through our Half of Us and Love is Louder campaigns. Learn more about the program here.
• Join the conversation on twitter with #lifecontinued and share your message of support. Love is Louder will be live tweeting throughout the program.
• We have updated Half of Us, our emotional health resource with MTV. Check out the redesigned website which allows users to explore mental health conditions, dive into information and resources based on how they are feeling (angry, alone, weird) or what they are going through (a break-up, trauma, financial troubles).  The new site also provides a better viewing experience for our videos -- a core part of the Half of Us experience.  College students can still find information on getting help on their campus via HalfofUs.com.