Please join me in making a difference. The power to help teens with mental health challenges lies with you.
During these difficult times the funds we receive to help our youth has dramatically declined. Lack of volunteers due to illness, quarantine, and isolation has left us unable to help families cover mental health expenses for youth who are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to afford their copays and deductibles. Please help us #endyouthsuicide
Depression, anxiety, and suicide do not discriminate. As we face a time of unprecedented stress, uncertainty, and financial hardship, mental health issues will undoubtedly arise. You can help ensure that families in crisis have access to needed mental health services by donating today to the JEM Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, that provides financial assistance to families struggling to afford mental health services for their children. #TeenMentalHealth is essential.
With each day that people continue to have to self isolate, people with suicidal ideation are at higher risk of completing suicide due to the effects of isolation and loneliness. We need your financial support to stem this tide. We know that this time of health and economic uncertainty has led many to question the notion of giving, and instead, led many to hoard. During the #stayhome movement, rates of loneliness, isolation, depression, and anxiety are growing faster with each day this pandemic continues. Donate now to the JEM Foundation and join the fight against youth suicide! Together we can #endyouthsuicide.
WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT LONG AFTER THIS PANDEMIC IS OVER, THE JEM FOUNDATION WILL STILL BE HERE TO SUPPORT YOUTH WITH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES.
More information about The JEM Foundation:
The JEM Foundation successfully led the charge to implement life-saving legislation called Jake's Law that was enacted on March 3, 2020. Jake's Law is a multi-faceted approach to combatting suicide and substance use disorder through insurance transparency, increased youth access to mental health care, and informing future public policy with new sources of data. To find out more about Jake's Law visit
The Founders of JEM’s Story
The founders of The JEM Foundation lost their son to suicide on January 11, 2016. Their son Jacob Edward Machovsky was hospitalized twice in under 2 months for suicidal ideation. Both times, Jake was released in only 5 days. The doctor and parents knew Jake wasn’t ready to be released, but the insurance company refused to pay for the needed care. The cost to pay for a facility without insurance was too much, so Jake was released at the end of October 2015. Not even three months later he completed suicide. Unfortunately, they are not the only family affected by inadequate coverage. This is why Jake's Law was implemented, so no other family would have to lose a loved one to suicide because an insurance company did not feel it was medically necessary for a child to receive much needed behavioral health care. The JEM Foundation fights to make sure no other family has to lose a loved one to suicide.
Our mission is to prevent suicide, support positive changes to mental health care, provide individual and family support, and remove the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Our purpose is to end youth suicide.