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The Story
RealChats New York
New Center for Behavioral Health Aims to Transform Mental Health Landscape in Schools reported by Kristine Walker

For most people, exercise includes breaking a sweat by lifting weights, going for a run or playing a game of pick-up basketball. However, researchers at UW-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds focus on training the mind in order to seek better health.

Our Expert Opinion:

“These are both very exciting and challenging times in the field of psychiatry and mental health. It is progressively well appreciated that diseases of brain and behavior are among the most pressing global public health issues. To provide some context for the challenge by scale, more than 1 in 3 people will experience a psychiatric disease in their lifetime and more than 60 million Americans are afflicted by mental illness each year. Essentially, every one of us is impacted in some way, whether by suffering from an illness ourselves or grappling with its consequences in a friend or loved one.”

– Dr. Scott Rauch, M.D., PROJECT 375 Board Member

A PROJECT 375 Perspective:

“I think that it’s a great thing for everyone to find balance and be mindful. It’s not an easy task in such a busy world, then add mental illness, it can be overwhelming. I am fortunate to have a very supportive husband that helps make sure I’m doing what I need to take care of myself. I can spiral pretty quick when things start to go south so being able to take a moment to relax and take some deep breaths is helpful. I find music to be super healing so we usually have music playing most of the day. I also stay balanced with making sure I’m eating enough good food. Spending quality time with my husband and daughter, Karma, is the most healing for sure! I can’t get enough of these two and absolutely love my life these days!”

– Mindy Bowmer, PROJECT 375 Ambassador

BREAKING NEWS

THE CONVERSATION

Let’s Talk About It:

We know you’ll enjoy this happy dance by one of our favorite mycounterpane.com/mentalhealth users living with Major Depressive Disorder.

John Borland

We are thrilled to bring you another teaser of REAL CHATS with John Borland

John Borland

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

Quote of the Week:

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

– Confucius

Listening to:

Give Me Back My Hometown from PROJECT LONELY
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone”
– Robin Williams.

Give it a spin here, courtesy of Spotify.
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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.

Kenneth Williams views his gifts as an artist to be agents of positive change. He uses his artistic talents to redesign some of Chicago’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods on the south and west sides of the city. Kenneth became connected with Thresholds, a social service provider for people with mental illness in Chicago, in the early 1990s and has been working towards the life he desires for himself ever since. He is also interested in various forms of personal growth work including creative writing, music, and a peer support group called GROW, which he cites as important pieces on his road to recovery while living with a mental illness.

Our featured MyCounterpane writer is Carmen Massel. 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 New York to battle against Brandon Marshall on May 20th.

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DO YOU KNOW?

Last week we asked if you knew what factors contribute to mental illness most. 71% of you answered correctly by selecting ‘All of the above!’

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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Our Founders Hard At Work:

“Just imagine if we come together as one, what we can do with over 100 million Americans affected by mental health issues.”

Brandon Marshall, co-founder PROJECT 375

Senate HELP Committee Approves Mental Health Reform Bills as seen on The Telegraph reported by Debra A. McCurdy
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee recently approved the following health policy bills.

Global, Community Leaders Launch ‘Mental Health Now’ (mhNOW) Partnership To Tackle Fast Growing Need as seen on Eurekalert reported by Terry Collins
Led by mental health experts Chris Underhill, founder and president of BasicNeeds, and Moitreyee Sinha, head of health at the Global Development Incubator (GDI), mhNOW is a global, collective action including social entrepreneurs, organizations and companies that are working together to innovate and identify mental health solutions on a global scale.

Mental Health Task Force Working To Determine Scope Of Work as seen on Rapid City Journal reported by Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS — A task force proposed by South Dakota’s top judge and governor to study issues surrounding mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system is trying to determine the scope of its work.

Church Transforming Club For People On The Street as seen on The Washington Times by Edith Brady-Lunny

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – When Charles Ahrens looks at the unfinished floors and walls of the third floor of a building that once hosted comedy shows, he sees a future home for people living on the streets, many of them mentally ill.

You can check out The Chatter, Volume 37 here.

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