Sharing Hope with Others this Holiday Season

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#GivingTuesday, a global event held each year, inspires us to give back to others and provides a day to show support for the causes that are dear to our hearts.Continue Reading

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Teaching Hope: A Powerful Lesson

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iFred’s recent project, Schools for Hope, launched this fall with fifth graders in the Chicagoland area. The curriculum aims to teach hope to students as a result of the dishearteningContinue Reading

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Community care in mental health

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#communitycare #communitymentalhealth #globalinnovations2014 If ever there was a need for innovation in mental health, it is now. Perhaps that is why we see growing global commitment to develop, evaluate, andContinue Reading

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Health and Hope Can Prevent Suicide

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#stopsuicide #globalcrisis #hope #suicideprevention Every 40 seconds, an individual life is lost to suicide. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls it a #globalcrisis and estimates that the global suicide figureContinue Reading

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Young and Vulnerable: The biggest tragedy regarding youth mental illness is collective inaction

This year, United Nations International Youth Day (IYD), on August 12, has been designated to celebrate the importance of youth mental health with the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters’. This isContinue Reading

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Depression and anxiety are linked to happiness and there’s plenty that can be done from a young age

Smiling Children

In the last blog, I talked about the World Happiness Report 2013 and began to explore the links between mental health and happiness. I want to explore this in furtherContinue Reading

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