HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- College students today face unique challenges as they move toward the future, with many experiencing problems such as emotional distress, eating disorders, substance abuse and self-harm. In addition, the typical age of college students (19-25) is a period during which many mental illnesses first manifest.[i]
MediScripts, a point-of-prescription solutions provider, recently teamed up with The Jed Foundation through an in-kind initiative to help educate physicians and mental health prescribers about its resources and available tools. The Jed Foundation, a leading non-profit organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, provides a number of resources through innovative and award-winning programs.
"Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year olds.[ii] By partnering with The Jed Foundation, MediScripts was able to bring important information about the Foundation and its programs to more than 15,000 psychiatrists who interact with college-age students," said Erez Lapsker, Chief Executive Officer, MediScripts.
"Physicians and mental health clinicians are on the front lines in identifying and treating mental health issues in today's young adults," said John MacPhee, Executive Director of The Jed Foundation. "We are grateful to MediScripts for connecting clinicians to information about our programs, designed to promote emotional health among college-age students."
Physicians often rely on resources and relevant information from not-for-profit organizations to help supplement information they might find in a journal or hear in a lecture. MediScripts' new philanthropic initiative is designed to help not-for-profit organizations educate physicians about their mission and programs.
For more information about partnering with MediScripts on a pro-bono campaign for a non-profit organization, please contact Jim Pantaleo, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, MediScripts.
About The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. Our programs include: JedCampus, a self-assessment and feedback program designed to help colleges enhance mental health programming; ULifeline, an online mental health resource that gives students access to campus-specific resources and an anonymous mental health screener; Half of Us, the Peabody Award-winning campaign with mtvU, which uses online and on-air programming to decrease stigma and encourage help-seeking; Love is Louder, a movement to build connectedness and increase resiliency; Transition Year, an online resource aimed at helping to ensure the smooth, safe and healthy transition of teenagers from high school to college; and a portfolio of resources that helps campuses promote mental health and protect at-risk students. Learn more at www.jedfoundation.org.
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