News

March 12, 2020

Metabolic differences provide biological clues and treatment potential for suicide

We often speak of mental health concerns in the context of ‘chemical imbalances’ and many of us are aware that levels of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, have been found to be altered in those with mental health conditions. We don’t yet know why or how, and rarely does someone go looking for the answer in an individual patient. […]

March 05, 2020

For Active Minds, connecting matters

Showing an inspiring commitment to changing the conversation around mental health, the Active Minds National Conference 2020 gathered more than 600 students, counselors, and mental health supporters from across the nation in February. We were pleased to sponsor the conference and join in Bridging Gaps: Changing Culture in the Everyday.   A keynote by Frank Warren, […]

March 03, 2020

Check out News from the Web!

JKBF has launched a new resource, News from the Web, and we encourage you to take a look! News from the Web features a collection of links to news articles from mainstream press, university newsrooms, and online magazines that highlight issues of interest to mental health and suicide. These articles feature research findings and insights […]

January 30, 2020

Suicide Numbers continue to increase

Today the CDC released their Mortality Statistics for 2018 and once again, the news is sobering. Even though the US death rate decreased by 1.1% and life expectancy showed a marginal improvement, the suicide death rate is up 1.4% to 14.2 deaths per 100,000. Death rates decreased in six categories, and suicide was one of only […]

January 21, 2020

2020. It’s a new year, and a new decade. 

In a few days we at JKBF will mark the tenth anniversary of Jamie’s passing, and the beginning of our mission. As we look to the year ahead, we hope to honor Jamie’s memory and the purpose that he sparked in us in various ways. to create additional ways of communicating the science of the evolving field […]

January 17, 2020

Bringing SLEEP to college with Active Minds

We are pleased to again sponsor the Active Minds National Conference, where college students and their support teams gather to learn strategies that help to change the conversation around mental health and prevent suicide.  In collaboration with Active Minds, we are also thrilled to bring our #mindbodyconnect message to these students through speakers Birdie Cunningham and Roxanne Prichard, PhD from […]