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WATCH: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and Avicii have all taken their own lives recently and suicide rates are on the rise across the country. The Foundation produced this video for our social media platforms to raise awareness and further work to destigmatize mental health and help those in need:

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Two famous Americans — fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and CNN host Anthony Bourdain — tragically committed suicide this week, shining a spotlight on a growing crisis facing our country. One little-known aspect of the increasing rate of suicides is the alarmingly high number of such deaths among firefighters and police officers, who are taking their own lives at a greater rate than they are dying in the line of duty. Click here to read more.

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When adolescents experience symptoms of mental illness, it takes an average of 8-10 years for them to access treatment.

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The just-released Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health and Suicide of First Responders examines mental illness among police officers and firefighters, and reveals rates of suicide, depression, and PTSD that are higher than civilian population rates

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It’s time to expand our diversity conversation to include people of all races, genders, AND abilities. Let’s make 2018 the year that we get diversity right!
#Disability Is Diversity
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Imagine not being able to make your daily commute, because you can’t access the necessary MTA transit.

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Selena Gomez’s openness about her experience with depression and anxiety is helping destigmatize mental health.

 

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Following the alarming findings from the latest @RudermanFdn White Paper on First Responders & Suicide, WATCH… https://t.co/5i2hkZK5Xv

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RT @JayRuderman: Thank you @MichaelPhelps for working to helping others with mental health! Read the full @esperanzaMag cover story - https…

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