The latest on the Chase Bjork Foundation
We’re looking for Expert Reviewers to join our mission in bringing mental health education to young people. If you are a medical professional, educator, youth expert, or student and this is something you're interested in, you should consider being on our Expert Reviewer Panel. Please submit the form linked below before June 1st, 2022— we look forward to hearing from you!
“Our obligation to act is not just medical– it’s moral.” Last month, December of 2021, the United States surgeon general published a 53 page report on the “devastating” mental health crisis affecting the nation’s youngest population as a result of challenges faced by their generation, such as the coronavirus pandemic.
The holidays can be a challenging time and the COVID-19 pandemic has made managing mental health even more challenging for many. Here we offer some tips for you to be mindful of your brain health and some resources you can share with friends or family who may be struggling.
A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry shows that air pollution may contribute to a heightened risk of serious mental health issues in individuals with high levels of exposure.
Don't Worry. Be Happy. Probably the worst advice you can give someone who is suffering from anxiety Anxiety is more than just "being nervous." It is a brain health condition that affects many of us, and can look different depending on the source of the anxiety.
Falling back isn't just a reset to the clocks; the "winter blues" are real and not something you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.
Everyone needs time to rest-- to sleep, to play, and to simply do nothing. But the need to work, to pay the bills, and to support oneself (or a family), is ever-present and always looming. There are thousands of studies and articles exploring the risk of work burnout and stress, but what happens to the brain during those rare times of relaxation?
Lynn E. Fiellin, MD has joined the Chase Bjork Foundation as Medical Advisor.
Unite With Light, an annual event created by the Labadini family to raise funds for children’s charities, selected the Chase Bjork Foundation as the beneficiary of this year’s event, and poignantly held the event on January 30, 2021, the first anniversary of Chase’s passing. The Labadinis, along with Lizzie Lewis, organized an amazing team of families and developed a COVID-safe process for assembling and distributing luminaries to be displayed at property lines and around town as a way to display the power of light to transcend darkness.
Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, introduced the Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Act, legislation to support positive mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs in high schools.