Oct 16, 2014
By: John MacPhee, Executive Director and CEO, The Jed Foundation
The Jed and Clinton Foundation Health Matters Campus Program (The Campus Program) is designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and improve mental health programming, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide.
Tagged Suicide Prevention | Schools | Youth | Depression | National conversation on mental health initiative | Anxiety Disorders
Oct 9, 2014
By: RADM Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., Acting U.S. Surgeon General
Most people don’t realize how common mental health and substance abuse problems are in the United States. Just as there are many types of physical illness, mental illness is varied and can affect people at all stages of life. In fact, at some time in their lives, nearly all Americans will be affected by a mental health or substance use disorder in themselves or their families.
Tagged Suicide Prevention | Youth | Depression | Observances
Sep 10, 2014
By: Kimberly Konkel, Associate Director for Health, HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
This World Suicide Prevention Day, an experience Sister G, a Mormon missionary, shared with me comes to mind. Sister G. was a widow whose husband, a neurosurgeon, died of brain cancer 5 years prior to her being my missionary partner.
Tagged Suicide Prevention | Observances
Aug 13, 2014
By: Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The loss of someone to suicide affects family, friends, coworkers, and others in the community. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention.
Tagged Suicide Prevention | Self-harm | Schools | Communities | Families | Help
Dec 9, 2013
By: Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services
On December 1, 2013, we marked the 25th observance of World AIDS Day. This year, my hope is that we can address the shame and social rejection that puts people at risk for two serious health issues—HIV and suicide.
Tagged Suicide Prevention | Help