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MediScripts and The Jed Foundation Team Up to Offer Physicians Additional Resources to Support Emotional Health of College-Age Students
Date:6/13/2013

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.

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