BREAKING NEWS

The Story:

What Happens When Major Companies Take Mental Health Seriously as seen in The Huffington Post reported by Lindsay Holmes

Matthew Shaw was working as a journalist in London in 2014 when he experienced a bout of depression on the job. He realized that the resources available to him and his colleagues weren’t necessarily addressing their needs, and many people felt they had to keep their diagnoses a secret.

Our Expert Opinion:

“As a society, we need to create a cultural environment in which people are encouraged to seek help when they need it — regardless of whether it is a mental illness or any illness. No one should have to hide out of fear of negative consequences or reprisals, such as loss of employment or social ridicule.”

Mary Giliberti, Chief Executive Officer of NAMI

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, Ambassador

THE CONVERSATION

Let’s Talk About It:

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

Kyle Long

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

Quote of the Week:

“When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.”

– Author Unknown

Listening to:

Fight Song from PROJECT DETERMINED
“Every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.”
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.

David Foye is a Boston native. David’s goal is to create art every single day. Despite his struggle with mental illness and homelessness, he hopes to be a successful artist and inventor.

Our featured MyCounterpane writer is Raymond Hall. You can read his journal entry here.

GET INVOLVED

Do you have what it takes?

Join our team in Brooklyn during Mental Health Awareness Week as we run our second half marathon. You can help us raise money and raise awareness in support of mental health. For more details contact Emily Thieme at ambassador@project375.org.


DO YOU KNOW?

Last week we asked what month Minority Mental Health Awareness takes place and 100% of you answered correctly with July!


 


Wear Your CRAZY STIGMA GREEN™:

Whether you’re young or young at heart you can celebrate mental health with any one of our CRAZY STIGMA GREEN™ items. Wear your Crazy Stigma Green™ today and demonstrate your efforts to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health!




Mark Your Calendar:

Our next ambassador conference call is on June 8, 2016 at 10AM CDT. Please join the meeting 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 (872) 240 3212
Access Code: 220-879-853

ICYMI

Driving Suicide to Zero: It’s Possible as seen in Medscape.com reported by Megan Brooks

In the first 90 days of implementation, there were no reported suicides in the Marcopia County Medicaid behavioral health population in Arizona.

Brain Testing App Will Help Diagnose Mental Health Issues as seen in engadget.com reported by Daniel Cooper

The firm is launching an iOS and Android app that, for the next six weeks, will let anyone examine their own mental ability. Users will have to undergo a series of tests that test the limits of their ability, from smart thinking through to emotional control.

Most Mass Shooters Are Not Mentally Ill as seen in The Washington Post reported by Michael S. Rosenwald

Both point fingers at mental illness. And in poll after poll, most Americans agree. But criminologists and forensic psychiatrists say there is a critical flaw in that view: It doesn’t reflect reality.

Volume 41

You can check out The Chatter, Volume 41 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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