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BREAKING NEWS

The Story:

Siri Mental health concernsSiri Doesn’t Have The Answers To Some Mental Health Concerns as seen in Bloomberg Business reported by Aleksandra G

More than 60 percent of adult smartphone owners in the U.S. use their device for health information.

Our Expert Opinion:

“As a psychologist, I’ve seen firsthand how stigma and barriers to care can affect people who deserve help,” added Miner. “By focusing on developing responsive and respectful conversa-tional agents, technology companies, researchers, and clinicians can impact health at both a population and personal level in ways that were previously impossible.”

– Adam Miner, Psy.D., a psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence
Research Center

A PROJECT 375 Perspective:

This article reminded me of how difficult it can still be to quickly access good mental health re-sources. In my early times of mental illness, I wanted three things: simple but accurate infor-mation, official local contacts to get in touch with and references from other people who have gone through or are going through what I was experiencing. I did eventually find these things – but you nee to know what to look for and have lots of time and patience – two things that evapo-rate in times of deep despair. This is where phone assistants should come in, rather than the gimmicky nonsense they advertise on television that people try once and then forget about.

– Stephen McDonnell, PROJECT 375 Ambassador

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 Carmen Massel.

Carmen is 20 years old and lives in Calgary, AB, Canada with her parents and her dog. Her love of NFL football introduced her to Brandon Marshall and she was recently diagnosed with BPD. She is an athlete with a love for hockey, lacrosse and golf. She hopes to turn her diagnosis into a tool for positive change.

PROJECT 375: What makes you happiest?

Carmen: Having to live with the struggle of BPD day to day certainly helps to pick out what things truly contribute to your happiness.

Find this installment of REAL CHATS here.

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

Quote of the week:

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

— Author Unknown 

Listening to:

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It’s okay to feel sad for no reason at all.
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 Our featured MyCounterpane writer is Jasmine Jackson. You can read her journal entry here.

GET INVOLVED

Check out these NEW clips from our upcoming REAL CHATS with Jen Burch. Jen is a retired SSgt. in the U.S. Air force and an amazing mental health advocate. You can also watch Jen in the documentary, Acronym.

We want YOU!

PROJECT 375 is expanding! Click here to download the application for:

PROJECT PREVENT ™ Project Manager

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Our Founders Hard At Work:

The Rich Eisen show featuring Brandon Marshall


Fixing Mental Health In The Workplace as seen in Fast Company reported by
Jessica Leber

Stigma is one of the biggest reasons mental health is not addressed adequately at work.

Melissa Rivers To Be Honored For Work In Youth Suicide Prevention as seen in Look To The Stars

“Stigma around mental health illness manifests in so many ways, but the common thread is that it prevents people from seeking help,” says Rivers, whose late mother Joan Rivers often spoke in her act about the pain her husband’s suicide caused the family.

A Fresh Look At Mental Illness as seen in Valley Morning Star reported by Ralph E. Jones

According to statistics released by The National Institute on Mental Health 43.8 million adults in our nation, 1 in 5 adults, experience mental illness.

Fixing Mental Health In The Workplace as seen in Fast Company reported by Jessica Leber

Stigma is one of the biggest reasons mental health is not addressed adequately at work.

Melissa Rivers To Be Honored For Work In Youth Suicide Prevention as seen in Look To The Stars

“Stigma around mental health illness manifests in so many ways, but the common thread is that it prevents people from seeking help,” says Rivers, whose late mother Joan Rivers often spoke in her act about the pain her husband’s suicide caused the family.

A Fresh Look At Mental Illness as seen in Valley Morning Star reported by Ralph E. Jones

According to statistics released by The National Institute on Mental Health 43.8 million adults in our nation, 1 in 5 adults, experience mental illness.

You can check out The Chatter, Volume 32 here.

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Our next ambassador conference call is on March 23, 2016 at 10AM CDT. Join the call and be a PROJECT 375 ambassador.

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