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.

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 (Call to Action). The Call to Action identifies six key actions that must be prioritized and implemented now in order to reverse the upward trend of suicide deaths in the U.S. You can learn more about the Call to Action and read the full report by pressing the button below.

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2021 E-Race the Stigma Virtual Races

2021 E-Race the Stigma Virtual Races

It’s almost time to lace up your running shoes and run for a great cause! The MJR Foundation will be a featured charity for the upcoming 2021 Marathon Challenge to “E-Race the Stigma” surrounding mental health.

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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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