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.
The Roberts family and the MJRF Board were overjoyed with the AMAZING turnout at the Skyline Senior Game and Jolly Pumpkin gathering on 22-Feb-2020.
Support the MJR Foundation through your purchase of a t-shirt or hoodie at the Ann Arbor Tees’ MJR Foundation webstore. A portion of the proceeds of each sale are donated to the MJR Foundation.
The University of Michigan Depression Center recently released a video to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Peer-to-Peer mentoring program. Watch this video here…