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    • +CivicEngagementPresentation Lyanne Lira SERP 197
    • + About Me  Senior  Psychology Major
    • + The Jed Foundation  TheJed Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established by Phil and Donna Satow in 2000 to help students around the country dealing with mental and emotional issues.
    • + Some Background Info  According to the American College Health Association (ACHA) suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students  Many students who commit suicide are not properly treated or diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder.  Many students are under a lot of pressure and feel extremely stressed, but never address it properly.
    • + The Jed Foundation Phil Satow Donna Satow
    • + The Satow Family
    • + Jed Satow  Sophomore at University Of Arizona when he committed suicide 1998.  He had been showing signs of depression and suicidal behavior weeks before he ended his life.  After a bad break up with his girlfriend during winter break, Jed ended his life in his Pennsylvania family home  His family and fraternity brothers were not able to recognize Jed’s warning signs and prevent his suicide.  From this tragedy The Jed Foundation was born, and now spreads knowledge about suicide in college and its prevention.
    • Phil Satow Phil grew up in Brooklyn, New York and later Studied at Columbia University He attended college on scholarship and learned a lot about pursuing excellence and gained a broader perspective of the world. He worked as a Pharmaceutical Executive until his retirement in 1998.+ Hemet his wife in college and then married her in 1964.
    • +  After Phil also served in the navy and received a Master’s degree in economics.  He then worked for Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies  After suffering through the death of Jed, he began to question if there was anything that he could have done to prevent the tragedy.  He and his wife discovered that there weren’t any organizations around to address the issue of suicide in colleges.  They also found that there were hardly any resources available to those suffering from metal health problems that lead to suicide.
    • + Donna Satow  Donna Satow was Jed mother, who also helped establish the Jed Foundation.  Before the Jed foundation, Donna was the publisher of the Columbia College alumni magazine, Columbia College Today (Jed Foundation, 2012).  A member of Community Board #8 in New York City.  After the death of her son, along side her husband, she co- founded the Jed Foundation to help those college students suffering from depression and on the brink of suicide.  They recognized the need for a foundation that helped promote emotional health and prevent suicide in colleges nationwide.
    • +Jed Foundation Gala
    • + Influence on Psychology  Help spread awareness about depression and suicide  Shaped the way college students see depression and other psychological disorders causing suicide.  Help prevent suicide  Work with psychologists and clinicians to develop preventive plans.  They now work with a variety of professionals from different fields including student services, deans, psychological services and counselors to improve how mental health is approached on campuses across the US.