Annual AFSP-BSF Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk 2019

9/17 UPDATE: Thanks to all of you, we now have 24 members joining us at the Walk this Saturday 9/21, and we’ve raised a total of $4,625! We hope you are as excited as we are to walk for this amazing cause! We wanted to update those of you who plan on parking downtown near the walk. The AFSP sent...


Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: America’s Hidden Mental Health Crisis – Alisa Roth and Phil Andrews

One of the most horrific—and least acknowledged—effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On June 13, 2019, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened—and how we can fix it. Phil Andrews is the Director of Crime Prevention Initiatives for the State’s Attorney’s Office of Montgomery County, Maryland. In January 2016, a Task Force chaired by Andrews released a report unanimously recommending the establishment of mental health courts at the Circuit and District levels to divert people who commit low-level crimes as a product of mental illness into treatment and services and away from prosecution and incarceration....

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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Fundraiser

If you knew Brendan, you knew he liked music of all genres. Come pay tribute to him by enjoying some soulful sounds on a Friday night. Indianapolis native and jazz legend, the Sizzlin’ Gregg Bacon, will be performing LIVE with the Black Berry Jam band to help raise funds towards helping the Brendan’s Smile Foundation...