QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“The earth has music for those who listen.”
INSTAGRAM’S POWERFUL NEW FEATURE COULD CHANGE MENTAL HEALTH FOREVER
Now, Instagram wants to offset that loneliness factor by offering a tool to help users struggling with mental health issues. It’s simple, but it could be effective at acknowledging cries for help and ultimately saving lives.
OUR EXPERT OPINION
“Ultimately, what we’re looking to do is get friends talking with friends, so that people might be more likely to get help if their friends urge them to do so, or their friends might be more likely to give help and be supportive.”
– Dr. John Draper, Project Director for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A 375 PERSPECTIVE
“I think it’s phenomenal that Instagram is implementing this new feature. The more people that can be reached and directed to mental health resources, the better. It’s so common to know a friend or family member who may need support but not know what to say, especially in younger people who tend to use social media the most. I hope all social media platforms follow their lead.”
– Emily, Development and Ambassador Manager, PROJECT 375
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
We want to hear from you! Real Chats is a series of profiles showcasing the full dimensionality of people with mental disorders, as well as loved ones who have cared for, or lost someone to mental illness. Email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” from PROJECT BLUE
“It’s okay to feel sad for no reason at all.”
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OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH LIUID!
We’re proud to introduce our collaboration shoes with LIUID. Get yours today and help us paint the world lime green! With each purchase LIUID will donate $18 to PROJECT 375. Together, we can raise awareness and ensure a safe and supportive environment for students everywhere allowing youth to proactively take charge of their own mental fitness.
2ND ANNUAL PADDLE BATTLE IN NYC!
On Friday, October 7th we held our 2nd annual Paddle Battle in New York at SPiN NYC. Guests arrived and walked the Green Carpet for photo opportunities and to speak with media. After a riveting match between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Brandon Marshall, we welcomed over 250 guests to engage with our celebrity and athlete players in a bracketed ping pong tournament. Over $110,000 was raised from Paddle Battle ensuring over 45,000 students receive LUCID: Mental Health Training for 1 year for free and ensuring the parents, teachers and staff at over 8 schools receive Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.
INTRODUCING PROJECT PREVENT
Together with the Jets Foundation and Public School Athletic League Brandon Marshall has launched PROJECT PREVENT through his foundation PROJECT 375. PROJECT PREVENT responds to the needs of children and adolescents by introducing technology driven support through LUCID: Mental Training for Athletes and by providing parents, teachers and staff members with Youth Mental Health First Aid training. PROJECT 375 will offer over 45,000 one-year licenses for Lucid: Mental Training for Athletes application . Marshall will visit schools as well throughout the season to encourage youth to take charge of their mental fitness.
CAN MENTAL ILLNESS BE PREVENTED IN THE WOMB?
Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind.
7 WAYS YOU STRESS YOURSELF OUT
Turns out, checking your phone first thing in the morning isn’t the only habit that could be doing a number on your psyche. We spoke with a few experts, who gave us insight into other seemingly harmless practices that could be disrupting your peace of mind.
WHY DRAKE’S DISSES ABOUT KID CUDI’S MENTAL HEALTH IS SO DISAPPOINTING
On Monday, Drake released a few brand new tracks on Apple Music, but there’s one in particular that’s catching attention for all the wrong reasons.
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