Aspen Fellow: Shannon Jaccard in Inaugural Health Innovators Class

2015-12-17_9-57-39From success to significance. The Aspen Global Leadership Network was launched with the Henry Crown Fellowship Program in 1997, designed to mentor the next generation of community-spirited leaders to make a greater mark.

The network is comprised of more than 2,100 fellows, who were chosen because of a track record of success, their entrepreneurial mindset, their focus on integrity and high-impact and their willingness to engage in a lifelong partnership with other leaders. Candidates must be between the ages of 35 and 48, and at a career inflection point, ready to consider their next level of contribution.  Read more

#MentalHealthHackathon: The White House Hosts Suicide Prevention Data Jam

CWCPtqAUsAEcl-pOn Saturday, December 12, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) convened data scientists, engineers, designers and subject matter experts in Boston, Washington, New York, Chicago and San Francisco to hack mental health.

These integrated jams in five cities were a follow-up to the Partnerships for Suicide Prevention data summit, hosted by the Obama Administration on October 9, as part of Global Mental Health Day for Suicide Prevention.  Read more

Coming Out Day! Courtyard Exhibit in Phoenix

2015-12-15_8-59-31Dese’Rae Stage describes Live Through This as a collection of portraits and stories of suicide attempt survivors, as told by those survivors.

“The history of the movement shows the true power our stories have to change hearts and minds. Coming out to family, friends and coworkers has caused the opposition to equality to fall away. As more and more people continue to speak their truth, we’re inching closer to a day where no person ever feels compelled to hide who they are out of fear.” Read more