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 Online Movie Screening
The MJR Foundation will be sponsoring online screenings of the movies Screenagers and Screenagers: Next Chapter for members of the Washtenaw County community from November 20th to January 10th. Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film and its sequel offer solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. We will be following up these screenings with a Facebook Live panel discussion of both movies on January 12th, 2021. You can watch the trailers now or register to watch the movies while they’re available for online streaming from November 20th to January 10th.
The MJR Foundation is proud to announce that we are a featured charity for the upcoming Probility Ann Arbor Marathon on October 24, 2021, organized by Epic Races.
The MJR Foundation is pleased to announce the two recipients of its 2020 Miles Jeffrey Roberts Memorial Scholarships, Carmen Quinn and Sara Soluk.
Check out this recent article about the Skyline Senior Hockey Night and benefit for the Miles Jeffrey Roberts Foundation.