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April 12, 2021

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

by Kimberly Charleson This article is the first of a series covering the workshop “The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health.” The groundbreaking workshop The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health was held in February 2021 and served as an encouraging sign of increased attention and research considerations in the space of environment and […]

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April 12, 2021

Insomnia, Sleep Medicines, and Suicide – it’s complicated!

To further our understanding of the role of sleep disturbance in suicidal behaviors, below we present a sleep researcher’s explanation of a recent study addressing insomnia, sleep medications, and suicide. The researcher, Andrew Tubbs, and his collaborators from the University of Arizona have just published data that indicate the particular type of sleep medicine may […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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February 06, 2021

A Reflection from Jamie’s Brothers

On the 11th anniversary of his death, Jamie Bernard’s family gathered to remember him and celebrate his spirit. This year JKBF is fortunate to be able to share these reflections from his triplet brothers, Fred and Bill. Fred’s reflections as a suicide loss survivor offer insight From the Lived Experience. Thoughts on Jamie by Fred […]

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January 20, 2021

More on Sleep Disturbance and Suicide

As we have previously presented, sleep disturbance is correlated with suicidal behaviors and risk factors. Important work on understanding these connections is coming out of Dr. Grandner’s lab, including wakefulness at night as a specific concern out lined in this From the Scientist summary of a recent paper. Evidence is building that increased awareness and […]

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