Jed Foundation Selects Ricochet Public Relations for National PR Program

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Ricochet will provide strategic PR services to raise awareness of Jed’s unique initiatives to reduce emotional distress of students across the country.

The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, has selected Ricochet Public Relations to launch its nationwide PR program. As a full-service agency specializing in stakeholder communications and reputation management, Ricochet will provide strategic PR services to raise awareness of Jed’s unique initiatives to reduce emotional distress of students across the country.

“Emotional health issues ranging from relationship challenges to stress to dealing with conditions like depression are among the top reasons students struggle in college. We are working to raise awareness of these issues and provide much needed resources to college students, their campuses and their families,” said Courtney Knowles, Executive Director of The Jed Foundation. “The Ricochet team understands the passion we have for our work and has an enthusiastic, strategic approach for articulating the organization’s mission and innovative programs.”

Ricochet’s healthcare team will lead the account and provide a range of media relations services, particularly around several new initiatives The Jed Foundation will be launching over the coming months.

“Protecting the emotional health and preventing suicide among college students are very important issues in today’s competitive college environment, and The Jed Foundation is addressing a significant unmet need in this community,” said David Kalson, CEO of Ricochet. “Because we recognize the importance of emotional health issues for students, their families, for colleges and society as a whole, our team is passionate about driving awareness of these issues and communicating the programs Jed is providing.”

About The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students. Guided by leading experts, The Jed Foundation is changing the way students and parents think about mental health, paving the way for more young people to get the treatment they need, and helping colleges build safer, healthier campus communities. Founded in 2000, the organization’s key programs include: ULifeline, an online resource where students from nearly 1,500 colleges can get campus-specific resources and take an anonymous screening; the Peabody Award-winning Half of Us campaign with mtvU, which uses online, on-air and on campus elements to decrease stigma around mental illness and encourage help-seeking; and a portfolio of nationally recognized tools, resources and training programs that help campuses effectively promote mental health and protect at-risk students.

Learn more by visiting http://www.jedfoundation.org, http://www.halfofus.com or http://www.ulifeline.org.

About Ricochet Public Relations
With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Ricochet Public Relations is a full-service public relations firm specializing in stakeholder communications and reputation management. The agency works in three practice areas - healthcare, technology and industry, with particular expertise in energy and the environment - and provides communications strategies and services that support corporate reputation building and thought leadership. For more information, please visit http://www.ricochetpr.com.

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