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BREAKING NEWS

The Story:

Nutrition Can Have An Impact On Mental Health as seen in The News-Herald reported by Susan Kozak

Mental illness is on the rise along with other milder mental health problems and complaints. The Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care revealed that 70 percent of visits to primary care doctors are related to social, emotional and mental health issues.

Our Expert Opinion:

“Nutrition has become a key factor for the high prevalence and incidence of very frequent mental diseases, such as depression. It has been proven that the quality of diet and the deficiencies in certain essential nutrients are determining factors for physical and mental health.”

– Dr. Vicent Balanzá, a university lecturer and psychiatrist at La Fe University Hospital

A PROJECT 375 Perspective:

“It’s not entirely surprising that doctors have discovered a correlation between diet and mental health when you consider the ways food and drink affect the body. When you consider food as a type of drug, you can see the ways it plays a role in the way the body functions. With this in mind, it’s evident that diet has the potential to make or break one’s health, both physical and mental.”

– Jared West, Ambassador of PROJECT 375

THE CONVERSATION

Let’s Talk About It:
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We are so excited to bring you our latest installment of REAL CHATS. This week’s account is from Richard Brea.

Richard is 29 years old and living his dream in Los Angeles, CA. His firm belief in Christ and his faith has helped him in his struggles with mental illness. He is a writer and is working to publish his autobiography, Out of the Darkness, later this year.

Find this installment of REAL CHATS here.

For more details or to get involved, contact Emily Thieme at ambassador@project375.org.

Quote of the Week:

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

-Carlos Castenada

Listening to:

Jar of Hearts from PROJECT FIRE
It’s more than ok to get angry, it’s part of being really alive.
Give it a spin here, courtesy of Spotify.
There is no fee to sign up for Spotify.

ArtLifting:
noun
1. A benefit corporation that provides homeless and disabled artists the opportunity to earn their own income. ArtLifting sells original paintings, art prints, and products so artists can earn recurring income from each piece.

William “Billy” Megargel, age 25, lives with autism and has barely uttered a word his entire life. Rather than speaking, Billy uses an arsenal of tools to create expressive modern paintings that command attention with their physical and emotional power. Billy rakes, flicks, rolls, sprays, throws, and weaves paint onto canvases, resulting in works that are striking, original, and memorable combustions of color, texture, and physical virtuosity.

Our featured MyCounterpane writer is Monica. You can read the journal entry here.

GET INVOLVED

2nd Annual Paddle Battle:

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The first registrant to raise $5,000 will receive two round trip tickets to Chicago to battle against Brandon Marshall! on April 8th.

You can turn the tables on stigma. Set up your tournament today!

We want YOU!

PROJECT 375 is expanding! Click here to download the application for:

PROJECT PREVENT ™ Project Manager

Mark Your Calendar:

Our next ambassador conference call is on March 23, 2016 at 10AM CDT. Join the call and be a PROJECT 375 ambassador.

Join at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/220879853
You can also dial in using your phone
United States: 1 (669) 224 3412
Access Code: 126-629-389

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ICYMI

Mental Illness: ‘No Matter What, You Remain For A Purpose’ as seen in MontgomeryAdvertiser.com reported by Kym Klass

Darlene Berry stood inches from the edge of a cliff at Monte Sano mountain, depleted.

What Will It Take To Fix Broken Mental Health System? as seen in Richmond-Times Dispacth reported by Michael Paul Williams
But in a maddening display of incompetence, no one involved could get the mentally ill man the help he needed before he apparently starved himself to death.

Can You Live Wth The Voices In Your Head? as seen in The New York Times reported by Daniel B. Smith

Angelo was walking home from the laboratory when, all of a sudden, he heard two voices in his head. “It was like hearing thoughts in my mind that were not mine,” he explained recently.

You can check out The Chatter, Volume 34 here.

How to get involved

  • Share your story on mycounterpane.com/mentalhealth.
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  • If you have any ideas you would like to share with us or need ideas on how you can help be a part of the conversation,
    please let us know at info@project375.org.

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