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.

Screenagers Panel Discussion Revisited

The MJR Foundation hosted a Facebook Live Webinar on January 12th, 2021 at 7:00pm to discuss the movies Screenagers and Screenagers: Next Chapter, and to provide strategies to deal with the issues raised by the films. We were grateful to be joined on the panel by a distinguished group of mental health professionals drawn from the University of Michigan, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. A replay of the webinar along with the resource documents and links discussed by the panel are available as well.

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Playing for Number 8

Playing for Number 8

Check out this recent article about the Skyline Senior Hockey Night and benefit for the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation.

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