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Enjoyment Study

Posted by: Carrie Fisher, R.N., CCRP  | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ENJOYMENT STUDY Are you enjoying Life? Do you find yourself unable to experience joy in activities that should give you pleasure, such as, hobbies, music or social interactions? Do you feel unmotivated to take part in activities that could bring you pleasure? If yes, and you are 21 to 65 years of age, you may be eligible to take part in a study being...

Community Health Network launches life-saving text service for young people, as part of its Zero Suicides initiative

Posted by: Lynda de Widt  | Friday, April 10, 2015

For Immediate Release April 9, 2015 Contact: Lynda de Widt (317) 621-3636 ldewidt@eCommunity.com Community Health Network launches life-saving text service for young people, as part of its Zero Suicides initiative Text HELPNOW to 20121 Indianapolis, IN— In Indiana, more young people die by suicide than by homicide, and it is the second leading...

Student death sheds light on suicide education

Posted by: Chance Walser  | Friday, September 12, 2014

// INDIANAPOLIS - The Cathedral High School community was mourning the death of a student Friday and suicide prevention experts were urging anyone thinking of taking their own life to reach out for help. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention , about 870 Hoosiers die each year from suicide. That's more than double the homicide...

Colts, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Honor Indianapolis "Angel"

Posted by: Colts Community Relations  | Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Mike Dunn, an Indianapolis, Ind. resident, as a 2014 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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Prevent suicide. Promote mental wellness. Rethink mental health!

Posted by: Kelly Turner  | Monday, September 8, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (September 8, 2014) – National Suicide Prevention Week starts today! September 8th through the 14th, organizations across the United States will be spreading the word about the dangers of ignoring suicide in our nation. Locally, organizations have even more to be concerned about. Overall, suicide rates in Indiana are higher than national...

Play for Peyton Softball Tournament

Posted by: Tom Britt  | Saturday, September 6, 2014

The family and friends of HSE graduate Peyton Reikhof host a softball tournament in her honor at HSE Olio Fields - bringing awareness to suicide prevention, bullying. - TownePost.com

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Getting past stigma of depression first step to getting help

Posted by: Kevin Rader  | Monday, August 18, 2014

13 WTHR Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS - Robin Williams' death is getting people talking about depression, something many people struggle with silently. But the hope is out of this tragedy, others can be stopped by showing people ways to get and find help. That means knowing the signs to look for. Depression can be dealt with, but not alone. People need...

Mental Health America Mourns Loss of Robin Williams

Posted by: Steve Vetzner  | Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 12, 2014)—Statement of Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO of Mental Health America: Robin Williams’ tragic and untimely death after a decades-long battle against bipolar disorder reminds us that mental illnesses are all too often serious and life-threatening chronic diseases. Mental illnesses—especially serious...

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