May is Mental Health Month

As you may know, May is Mental Health Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness. Good mental health is essential to overall health and personal well-being. It also contributes to the ability to…

Suicide Rates linked to Poverty Rates

Suicide is a national public health issue, especially among our youth and young adults. Suicide is the second (2nd) leading cause of death for ages 10-24 in our nation, only surpassed by “Unintentional Injuries” which include auto accidents, accidental drug…

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is characterized as a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons, typically tied to the start of fall and persisting into the winter months.  We know that depressive disorders don’t take holidays and…

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Shared experiences bring people together. Whether it’s an illness, a natural disaster, or something as benign as a concert, when people experience the same event and can share their stories of how they were affected, everyone in that conversation benefits…

October is Bullying Prevention Month

If you’ve ever dealt with someone making threats against you, been the subject of physical or verbal attacks, had rumors floated about you, or been purposely excluded from a group, then you know what it’s like to be bullied. During…

September is Suicide Prevention Month

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a nationally recognized leader in youth and young adult suicide awareness and prevention, proudly recognizes and supports September as National Suicide Prevention Month.  Throughout the month individuals and organizations around the country have plans to…

May is Mental Health Month

As you may know, May is Mental Health Month. Since 1949, Mental Health America and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of May as Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events…