Embrace Mental Health

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Our Mission: Embrace Mental Health is a group of young professionals speaking out to eliminate the stigma of mental illness by educating college-aged students about depression and suicide.

Embrace Mental Health’s purpose is to honor those who have lost their lives to suicide. We strive to identify and give voice to the silent sufferers, provide them with the courage to speak up, and link them to mental health services on their college campuses. 

Embrace Mental Health funds and implements the online portal: College SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program through our partnership with Screening for Mental Health, Inc.® (SMH) as well as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) video “It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health” and discussion guide.

The College SOS program teaches students to recognize potentially suicidal behavior in themselves or others, and how to ACT:

  • Acknowledge – Know the signs of suicide, and tell your friend what you are seeing.

  • Care – Let your friend, classmate, or loved one know you care about them.

  • Treatment – Support yourself or your friend by seeking the necessary treatment from a professional. 

 

Embrace Mental Health is a Chapter of Elyssa’s Mission® – a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Learn more about Elyssa's Mission by visiting http://www.elyssasmission.org