Partnering with the AFSP – Out of the Darkness Walk
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Partnering with the AFSP – Out of the Darkness Walk

By participating with the Brendan Smile Team in the Out of the Darkness Walk, you are joining the effort with hundreds of thousands of people nationwide to raise awareness and funds to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Your fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated,...

August 26, 2017August 26, 2017by
Science News » Brain “Relay” Also Key to Holding Thoughts in Mind
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Science News » Brain “Relay” Also Key to Holding Thoughts in Mind

Long overlooked as a mere “relay,” an egg-like structure in the middle of the brain also turns out to play a pivotal role in tuning-up thinking circuity. A trio of studies in mice are revealing that the thalamus sustains the ability to distinguish categories and hold thoughts in mind. It might even become a target for interventions for psychiatric disorders marked by working memory problems, such as schizophrenia....

May 4, 2017May 4, 2017by
A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
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A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health As most of you know, the trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on a young adult novel of the same name, is raising some questions and concerns about mental health and suicide. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah...

April 28, 2017April 28, 2017by