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The Story
The Story
Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls as seen on NPR by Rae Ellen Bichell

In the ’80s and ‘90s, America’s suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down. “It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround,” says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our Expert Opinion:

“It is stunning how many people are dying prematurely during the most
productive years of their lives.”

– Eric Caine, Director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide
Prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center

A PROJECT 375 Perspective:

“To me, the statistic that stands out in this article is the alarmingly sharp increase of suicides among young girls (ages 10-14). As the author points out, there’s no certain “cause” that can be a fix-all. I think there are two primary areas that can be improved upon: 1) legislation that requires support for mental health the same as it does physical ailments and 2) Family support. As a father of two, I can speak on the latter. It’s on me to recognize when my family must communicate better. We’re an increasingly disconnected society with pressures that young teens and tweens face today that simply didn’t exist in decades prior: mobile devices, instant information can give a young person exposure to anything, and hundreds of TV channels. Trends that used to last months last 20 minutes now. These tech advancements will continue to evolve and so must the communication between the adults supplying the technology and their young loved ones.”

– Nate Ludens, Director Social Media, PROJECT 375

BREAKING NEWS

THE CONVERSATION

Let’s Talk About It:

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

“What if we teach our kids life skills in late elementary or middle school?”
– Dr. Alec Miller, PsyD, PROJECT 375 board member

Dr. Alec Miller

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

Quote of the Week:

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.”

– C.S. Lewis

Listening to:

The Song of the Heart from PROJECT 375 #IAMAWARE
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.”
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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.

Jackie Calabrese with chronic depression and PTSD and uses her art as a way to create peacefulness for herself and express her inner experience when words often cannot.

“Painting is a big release in my depression, it helps me to be more motivated in life, to feel less depressed or more peaceful. My past has been full of trauma. Art is a way to release a lot of that and find more peace within myself. It gives a place to think of that is beautiful instead of all the horror from the past. Through my art I am able to transform darkness into beauty.”

Read Allison L’s journal entry

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2nd Annual Paddle Battle:

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DO YOU KNOW?

Last week we asked you what the original name for table tennis was. 33% of you answered correctly with ‘Wiff Waff’!


Don’t miss the Child Mind Institute’s Change Maker Awards on May 10th!

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:

PROJECT 375 co-founder, Brandon Marshall, and co-panelist, Leah Hunter, participated at the best technology conference on the planet on April 26th! Brandon and Leah’s discussion focused on artificial intelligence’s potential to impact and improve mental healthcare for all.

Senate ODH, With Help From IBM’s Watson, Aims To Change Behavioral Health as seen on NJ Biz by Anjalee Khemlani
Officials at Princeton-based ODH Inc. always are looking for innovative ways to improve. So when they saw how IBM’s Watson had helped predict crime hotspots in New York City, they wondered if the highly touted and highly criticized innovative platform could help their behavioral health analytics company find ways to reduce the cost of mental health.

Training the Police to Hold Their Fire as seen on New York Times by Erica Goode
The 911 caller had reported a man with a samurai sword lunging at people on the waterfront. It was evening, and when the police arrived, they saw the man pacing the beach and called to him. He responded by throwing a rock at the embankment where they stood.

FDA Proposes Ban On ‘Shock’ Device Used To Curb Self-Harm as seen on UPI by HealthDay News
Electrical stimulation devices, used to treat self-harming or aggressive behaviors, should be banned, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The devices pose substantial risks that cannot be eliminated through labeling changes, according to the agency.

You can check out The Chatter, Volume 38 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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