Suicide & Mental Health Resources

December 03, 2021

We Know So Much More Now…

From the Clinician AND From the Lived Experience Last spring we posted about mind-body insights and tools for stress regulation that we learned from Dr. Kathleen Mackenzie at the Active Minds conference, and recently we had a chance to catch up with her directly.  Dr. Mackenzie’s insights are especially powerful since they stem from a […]

September 30, 2021

Is there a role for physical activity in reducing suicide risk?

by Rachael Troughton, MSc, MBA In 2019, nearly 48,000 people died by suicide. Research reports that up to 25% of American adults have considered or attempted suicide. While 90% of people who die by suicide showed symptoms of a mental health condition, according to those close to them, only 46% were formally diagnosed. This means interventions that […]

September 24, 2021

Yoga and Mental Health: Why and How It Helps

Our contributing writer delves into some of the science behind yoga and how it may be working to improve her mental health. You can read about Christine’s personal experience using yoga as a tool to keep from spiraling here.  By Guest Contributor, Christine Bushrow Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? Perhaps you may want to […]

September 09, 2021

Applying Biology to Build Resilience

This post presents an overview of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), a resource for building skills in advance of a challenge or crisis, developed by the Trauma Resource Institute. While some people make a suicide attempt without much warning, an estimated 12 million adults in the US each year contemplate suicide or experience chronic suicidal ideation. […]

September 01, 2021

My Journey With My Mental Health and How I Deal, Part Three: Walking

Third in her From the Lived Experience series, our contributing writer describes benefits to her mental health from taking walks and being present. By Guest Contributor, Christine Bushrow Walking has always been excellent for our physical health. Medical professionals recommend it to those who want to lose weight, prevent blood clots, maintain a healthy heart, and help with […]

July 07, 2021

My Journey With My Mental Health and How I Deal, Part One: Yoga

Our contributor Christine shares insights into her mental health journey and lifestyle and biological influences in a series of articles. In this first piece for From the Lived Experience she discusses the impact of yoga, which has many benefits, including alteration of the stress response. Through movement and breath work yoga affects the nervous system […]

May 14, 2021

Insights from ‘The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health’ –  Part II

This article, highlighting the importance of definition of ‘the environment,’ is second in a series covering the National Academies of Science’s workshop, “The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health.” In the workshop’s keynote remarks (Video Playlist 3-D1), Sandro Galea from the Boston University School of Public Health shared that intuition, conceptual frameworks, and increasing evidence point to […]

April 09, 2021

Inspirational Stories from Students and TMI Project at Bard College

Last month we were awed and inspired as we participated in a viewing of the virtual performances of the students at Bard who created their mental health stories in conjunction with the storytelling facilitators at the TMI Project. TMI Project seeks to raise awareness and amplify the voices of those who have inspiring stories to share about […]

March 03, 2021

A Look Back on the Active Minds ‘Here to Stay.’ National Conference

Once again, JKBF was pleased to support the good work happening at the 3-day Active Minds National Conference, which took place in virtual form in February and was especially important in this time of the disruptions of the pandemic. This conference covered a wide of range of mental health topics and resources to #changetheconversation about […]

November 20, 2020

Grant to Bard College helps students address Mental Health Concerns & Stigma

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to colleges everywhere,  JKBF is pleased to share that an exciting mental health and creativity initiative in partnership with Bard College will continue. In years past, JKBF has funded grants to Jamie’s alma mater, Bard College, for scholarship and library funding, as well as outreach and counseling opportunities for […]