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

This scholarship is offered in the memory of Miles Jeffrey Roberts who died by suicide on May 29, 2017. Miles leaves behind a legacy of putting others’ needs before his own. He was a kind and loving friend that was always available to listen or provide a comforting hug. Suicide remains an epidemic and rates among youth continue to rise in our country, in our State and in our County. In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 6,252 deaths by suicide in the United States for people ages 15 to 24, making it the second leading cause of death for this age group. Miles was one of these deaths. Miles’s desire to help others will be memorialized through the recipients of this scholarship. This scholarship is offered by the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 
Scholarship Eligibility

Applicant must:

  • Be a student of this year’s 2021 graduating class of Skyline High School
  • Intend to continue their education at any credentialed institution of higher learning
  • Complete all necessary forms and written essay
  • Provide one or more Letter(s) of Recommendation from a non-family member

Recipient Responsibility and Honor:

  • Scholarship recipients are expected to support mental health and well-being

Happening Now

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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Screenagers Panel Revisited

Screenagers Panel Revisited

The MJR Foundation recently hosted a Facebook Live Webinar to discuss the movies Screenagers and Screenagers: Next Chapter, and to provide strategies to deal with the issues raised by the films. This post includes a replay of the panel discussion as well as resources that were discussed.

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