JED Presents A Live Storytelling Event to Raise Awareness of Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Issues

The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults, will present an evening of storytelling for parents, caregivers and other adults interested in teen and young adult mental health issues on Monday, April 16th at 7:00 pm at the Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School Weiss Auditorium.

The event will include true stories told live in the style of the award-winning podcast, The Moth, followed by a dessert reception. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased at

“The JED Storytellers program features a series of real, inspiring, personal stories developed with The Moth to let others know that they are not alone” said Adee Shepen, a Montclair resident and Chief Development Officer of JED.

“While every story is different, the message is the same: there is hope, there is help.”

After attending JED Storytelling events in New York City, a number of Montclair neighbors and friends approached Shepen with the idea of organizing a similar event in Montclair. JED was pleased to support this local effort.

“JED believes that promoting the emotional well-being of teens and young adults is a community-wide responsibility” said John MacPhee, Executive Director/CEO of JED. “We are excited to host our first-ever event in Montclair, a town known for its collaborative approach to supporting its young people.”

“Our hope is that this event will spark meaningful conversations and new connections, and help pave the way for additional JED programming in our community,” said Cheryl Marshall-Petricoff, a Montclair resident who is among the local event organizers.

All proceeds will go to support JED. For more information about JED, visit

JED Presents A Live Storytelling Event to Raise Awareness of Teen and Young
Adult Mental Health Issues

When: Monday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School, Weiss Auditorium, 6 Lloyd Road, Montclair, NJ.

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