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August 2016

In this month's edition, we highlight important mental health headlines and help you get prepared to raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Week.

Olympian's Mental Health Journey  

Silver medalist Alison Schmitt shares her battle with depression and how she overcame it to get back in the pool to compete at the Rio Olympics. Check it out...

Is Mental Illness Invisible?

Award-winning writer and advocate living with bipolar disorder, Gabe Howard, explores why mental illness is not invisible and how we can better educate ourselves on what to look for. Read the article...

Suicide Risk Among Urban Children

Experts that examined the suicidal thoughts and behaviors of urban children recommend that all children be evaluated when presenting at psychiatric emergency service with known risk factors. Learn more...

National Suicide Prevention Week
Sept. 5-11, 2016

Suicide Prevention Week Toolkit 

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week begins Sept. 5 and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. EMM has created a Suicide Prevention Week Toolkit to make it easy for you to get involved and raise awareness in your community. This year we offer a special focus on older adults with a range of tools to support outreach to this population. Download the toolkit...
Know the Signs. Find the Words. Reach out. 

Pain isn’t always obvious. The warning signs for suicide manifest in different ways. Some signs are more critical, and may indicate an imminent danger. It’s up to us to learn to recognize the warning signs and how to offer support to someone we care about. Get prepared...

Send Silence Packing Tours California

Don't miss the the nationally recognized exhibit Send Silence Packing when it visits California campuses. The powerful exhibit features 1,100 backpacks representing the number of students who die by suicide every year. To learn more, watch the powerful video below. Get the tour schedule...
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