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JED Initiative and Campus Resources

The University of Tennessee is partnering with JED Campus to ensure the mental health and wellbeing of all students during their time here. With a focus on supporting current mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention efforts, UT and JED Campus have created this page to provide students with campus and national resources.

What is JED?

JED is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding, and action for young adult mental health.

For more information about the JED Foundation, visit

Crisis Resources

In cases of an immediate threat of harm to self or others, please dial 911 for emergency response, on or off-campus.

Resources Contact
UT 24-Hour Helpline (865) 974-HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE
Crisis Text Line Text CONNECT or HOME to 741741
Through the Live Safe App – choose Emergency Options.
Veterans/Military Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Text HELP to 838255
LGBTQ+ Call the Trevor Lifeline
Text TREVOR to 678678
Live Chat
Interpersonal /Domestic Violence Call 1-800-799-SAFE
Live Chat
Sexual Assault Call the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee
Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
RAINN Live Chat
Distressed Faculty and Staff Call 946-CARE if you need help for yourself and don’t know where to start or to share your concern for other faculty/staff.

Suicide Prevention

UT System Suicide Prevention

College Students and Suicide