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Posts by RHussa

  We are grateful to South Carolina Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative for partnering with us to lead postvention trainings this week for Spartanburg County schools and universities through our suicide prevention initiative. The CONNECT Postvention program is evidence-based and provided through NAMI NH — a partner of the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative where “Postvention […]

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  Our 5 Minute Mindfulness program is in the news!  We collaborated with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) to roll out an exciting mindfulness project at Upward Sports for volleyball athletes.  The findings and results of the collaboration will be presented in San Francisco for the annual American Psychiatric Association annual conference. Special […]

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It is important for those interested in suicide prevention and postvention to understand the impact media plays on suicide risk.  Here are a few important findings. 1. In 2008 the World Health Organization published a 22 page resource book for media professionals to assist in prevention and responsible coverage of suicide.  In the book, WHO […]

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  In 2018, Mental Fitness partnered with The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health and the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative to bring a 4 hour symposium “tour” to schools.  The data coming in from our post- program surveys is confirming what we have known for over 14 years … educators are requesting more training on […]

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Mental Fitness has teamed up with the Suicide Prevention Office (SC Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative or SCYSPI) to create the Spartanburg Suicide Prevention Initiative, servicing all Spartanburg schools and colleges. The program is led and directed by Taylor Davis, Ed.S., who is the School Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator through the Department of Mental Health in […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Month One in three children in America are currently struggling with mental illnesses[1] such as depression[2], anxiety disorders, addictions and eating disorders.  Although these numbers are alarming, mental illnesses are the most preventable of all diseases[3].   There is a critical need to build resilience in America’s youth through evidence-based prevention programs. […]

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