An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

“It’s real scary for school administrators to say, ‘we’re going to talk about suicide,’” said Peggy Kubert, Director of Education for Erika’s Lighthouse. “We have to begin to de-stigmatize and make it less stressful.” There is no easy answer to the question of what causes young people to take their lives, Kubert noted. A May … Continue reading An Epidemic of Teen Depression. “The Collaborative Effort Will Continue to Reach all Students in our Community.” [Indian River County, FL]

Mental Health Association Releases New #ILoveYou2020 Video. [Indian River County, FL]

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FMsV6mMF59g   #ILoveYou2020 is a movement, not a fad. Give Hope. Save a Life. Do you or someone you know struggle with mental health issues, loss or grief, situational anxiety, and/or life's everyday trials and tribulations? Chances are, you do. According to Mental Health America, 44 million adults in the U.S. (18%) have been diagnosed … Continue reading Mental Health Association Releases New #ILoveYou2020 Video. [Indian River County, FL]

Hospital District Wants to Help Fund Student Depression and Suicide Prevention Programs. [Indian River County, FL]

On July 2, 2019, Nicholas Coppola, MD, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County, FL (MHA) compassionately addressed the Indian River County (IRC), FL County Commissioners questioning why his organization, advocating for a school violence and suicide prevention program for ten Indian River County schools, received no funding from the Children’s Services … Continue reading Hospital District Wants to Help Fund Student Depression and Suicide Prevention Programs. [Indian River County, FL]

School Violence and Suicide Prevention Program Receives No Funding. Indian River County, FL.

  On July 2, 2019, Nicholas Coppola, MD, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County, FL  (MHA) compassionately addressed the Indian River County (IRC), FL County Commissioners questioning why his organization, advocating for a school violence and suicide prevention program for ten Indian River County schools, received no funding from the Children's … Continue reading School Violence and Suicide Prevention Program Receives No Funding. Indian River County, FL.

We are Advocating for an LGBTQ+ “Safe Space” on the Treasure Coast, FL and in Schools of the District of Indian River County, FL.

Two teachers from the Sebastian River Middle School, Sebastian Florida recently said that in last two years things have changed dramatically.  “I sometimes can’t tell a boy from a girl and sometimes when I address a boy or girl he/she says his/her name is now a different boy or girl’s name.” LGBTQ+ depression is a … Continue reading We are Advocating for an LGBTQ+ “Safe Space” on the Treasure Coast, FL and in Schools of the District of Indian River County, FL.