World Mental Health Day: Mobilizing for Global Change

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide each year, making it the 18th leading cause of death globally. But suicide is preventable and we know that the majority of people who have thoughts of suicide or attempt suicide actually go on to live full lives…

Suicide Prevention Month: Taking Actions to Save Lives

Each September, the country comes together to bring awareness to the 10th leading cause of death in the United States—suicide. It’s important to note that suicide does not discriminate. People of all ages, genders, and ethnicities can be at risk. And while mental illness can be a risk factor, suicide is complex…

Mental Health is a Minority Health Issue

During the month of June each year, we join together with others to recognize Pride Month, a time to reflect on the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have had in the world. When it comes to the health and well being of the LGBTQ population, research suggests individuals who identify as LGBTQ face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights…