Promoting Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

About the MJR Foundation

Our lives were uprooted on May 29, 2017 when our son Miles died by suicide at the age of 15. Immediately after we lost Miles, we recognized the stigma behind mental health and death by suicide and were compelled that this would not be our story. Initially, we set-up a fund in Miles’ name with the University of Michigan Depression Center. This fund has helped to support the Peer to Peer Mentoring programs in middle school and high schools, focusing on supporting anxiety and depression awareness and outreach. In August of 2019, we started the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation with the mission to promote youth mental health and suicide prevention through effective programs, education and advocacy.

MJR Foundation 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 Miles Jeffrey Roberts Memorial Scholarship winners, Lauren Jules and Jocelyn Dooley! We are delighted to hear about the recipients personal thoughts about mental health and their role for the future development of mental health in Ann Arbor.

Happening Now

Pain into Purpose

Pain into Purpose

An interview with Kristen Roberts, co-founder of the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation was recently featured in The Communicator, the newspaper at Community High School in Ann Arbor.

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Surgeon General Releases Call to Action

Surgeon General Releases Call to Action

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General, the Action Alliance and its partners helped to develop The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Implement the National Strategy for  Suicide Prevention.

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