News

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 […]

December 17, 2019

A Gift of Hope…

  Dear Friend of JKBF,   There is snow here in the mountains, and holiday lights join our amazing stars to grace our valley with twinkling joy. Friends and families gather and connect in traditions and celebrations as another year comes to a close.   But here, and in many households across our nation, there […]

December 11, 2019

JKBF In the Press

Our approach to exploring the biology of suicide as a way to find new approaches to treatment and prevention made the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal after an astonishing six suicides occurred in our rural mountain area this fall.