REAL CHATS NEW YORK

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BREAKING NEWS

RealChats New YorkRuby Rose Shared A Message For Those Battling Depression as seen on Self.com reported by Lindsey Lanquist

Before Ruby Rose made waves with her role on Orange is the New Black, landed a role in the film xXx, and was named the face of Urban Decay, she battled depression.

Our Expert Opinion:

“Depression can be an incredibly isolating experience. The stigma around mental illness in our society can make opening up about it feel like a big risk, so even if they know the statistics, many people with depression feel like they don’t personally know anyone else who’s gone through it,” says Jenny Jaffe, founder of the mental illness awareness organization Project UROK. “But when a public personality who people, especially young people, connect with opens up about their struggles, it can do a lot to make people feel less alone.”

– Jenny Jaffe, Founder of the mental illness awareness organization Project UROK

A PROJECT 375 Perspective:

“I think the sooner we treat people as a whole meaning mind and body, the better off we’ll be. I’ve been saying this for months. Actually something I’ve been working on. I just don’t understand why it’s such an ordeal to get people the mental health help they require. Insurance should be paying for it just like the rest of the body.”

– Jasmine Jackson, PROJECT 375 Ambassador

THE CONVERSATION

Let’s Talk About It:

RealChats New York

We are so excited to bring you our latest installment of REAL CHATS. This week’s account is from Jasmin Pierre.

Jasmin Pierre is 27 years old and from New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a brave advocate for the mental health community, especially when it comes to the subject of Major Depressive Disorder. She is an aspiring Life Coach.

PROJECT 375: What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Jasmin: I say the most daring thing I’ve ever done was to share my story of depression and attempted suicide with other people. I made a decision that I never wanted anyone to suffer as much as I did.

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:

“The best way to get things done is to simply begin.”

– Author Unknown

Listening to:

I’m A Mess from PROJECT OVERWHELMED
“Because life happens…”
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ArtLifting:
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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.

kitty _zenKitty Zen, is a self taught multimedia artist and humanitarian advocate based in Boston. As a survivor of PTSD, Kitty has used her artwork and gifts of self expression to stay mindful and outgoing in an ever expanding, fast paced and awesome world and universe. Her connection to the bigger universal and human picture is key in her life and in her art. Often expressed in multidimensional visual elements, dreamy abstract features, and many works of interpretive outer space influenced imagery.

Editor’s Picks:

“A Fight Worth Finishing” is part one of a two part series based on true events. In November of 2014, twenty-five year old Jasmin Pierre experiences a drug overdose on four different prescription medications seven days before her twenty-sixth birthday. She’s been suffering from Major Depressive Disorder for almost seven years, but hardly anyone even knows how much she truly suffers.

– Jasmin Pierre

Our featured MyCounterpane writer is Kamden Hillard. You can read his journal entry here.

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DO YOU KNOW?<

Last week we asked if you knew what percentage of mental health problems have their onset during adolescence 18% of you answered correctly by selecting 50%!

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 April 20, 2016 at 10AM CDT. Join the call and be a PROJECT 375 ambassador.

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ICYMI

Our Founders Hard At Work:

From left to right: Dr. Alec Miller, PsyD and PROJECT 375 board member; Brandon Marshall, co-founder of PROJECT 375; Michi Marshall, co-founder of PROJECT 375; Dr. Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP

Congratulations to our Founders’ Brandon and Michi Marshall for receiving the 10,000 Gold Stars Award last night! The award was presented to Brandon and Michi last night by Marsha Linehan herself – at the Dream Hotel. 200 guests attended to celebrate the practice development of DBT and the Marshalls work on behalf of the mental health community.

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 Dispact 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 35 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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