To date, Mind Over Matter has raised more than $400,000 for local brain research, suicide prevention programming, and crisis intervention services through the annual MOM Race. We could not be more proud of our charitable beneficiaries and how these hard-working organizations are helping to make a difference in people's lives right here in Southeastern Michigan. U.S. suicide rates are on the rise and suicide prevention is everyone's business. While there's no simple solution to this pressing problem, we need to continue to expand intervention programs, educate the public, and connect more people to hope and healing. Together we CAN make a difference!

 

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Gifts from the MOM Race have been used to establish the “Boledovich Schizophrenia Research Fund” at the University of Michigan Depression Center and further the research of Stephan Taylor, M.D.  Dr. Taylor has extensive experience with the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders and the Boledovich Schizophrenia Research Fund has helped support his research for the past 10+ years.

For more information, please contact:

Nancy Davis
Associate Director of Development
nandavis@umich.edu
(734) 763-4858

Funds donated by the MOM Race have helped KnowResolve expand its suicide prevention assemblies, which are offered to Michigan-area schools free of charge. At these powerful and educational assemblies, students learn about the fundamentals of suicide awareness and prevention: facts, myths, risk factors, warning signs, what to do in crisis, available resources and tips for coping with emotional distress. With support from organizations like MOM, these programs have reached more than 140,000 students since 2007.

For more information, please contact:

Dennis Liegghio
Founder & President
dennis@knowresolve.org
(877) 228-9550

With funding from the MOM Race, Common Ground has been able to empower more than 500 non-mental health professionals within our community.  These individuals have been trained in nonjudgmental listening skills to better assess an individual’s risk of suicide, and to encourage and connect at-risk individuals to appropriate professional services while providing comfort and promoting self-help recovery strategies.  The MOM Race has also helped CommonGround fund its LivingWorks ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program which is a two-day, skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions.

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Kapuscinski
Director of Business Development
jkapuscinski@commongroundhelps.org
(248) 451-3730