There’s Nothing Selfish About Suicide

“People who say that suicide is selfish always reference the survivors. It’s selfish to leave children, spouses and other family members behind, so they say. They’re not thinking about the survivors, or so they would have us believe. What they[…]

Deadly Stigma: Robin Williams’ Suicide Exposes Silent Epidemic

“The alarming part, say researchers, is that suicide remains an untamed cause of death. Heart disease, cancer, HIV, most infectious diseases, almost every kind of accident: they’re all in relatively steep decline, while suicide floats along, or even rises.” Read[…]

Robin Williams’s death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

“However, despite the tremendous amount of love and admiration for Williams being expressed pretty much everywhere right now, there are still those who can’t seem to resist the opportunity to criticize, as they do these days whenever a celebrated or[…]

Mental Health in Schools Act of 2013

Ask your representatives to push for this bill.  Their inaction costs lives.   “One in five youth in the United States experience mental illness, and 70 percent of adolescents with mental health problems do not receive care. Over the last[…]

People With Mental Illness Need a Stonewall Inn: Only if they come out of the closet can we address the mental health care crisis

“We are responsible for the lack of progress made in terms of diagnosing and treating mental illness because we’ve successfully hidden the magnitude of the problem. Why should Congress or state legislatures allocate funds to fix a problem that flies[…]

Join us for Benny’s Run 2014!

Sign-Up Now! The Benny Fund will sponsor the second annual Benny’s Run (10K, 5K, Kids Fun Run) on October 04, 2014 in East Hampton, CT. We welcome all runners, walkers, and volunteers of all ages. Benny’s Run was established in 2013,[…]

Athletes’ mental health to be explored

“Sometimes it’s a bit more difficult for student-athletes to seek help because of the norms around sports of being tough and resilient, finding one’s own way through problems,” said Daniel Eisenberg, an associate professor at the school of public health.[…]