To date, Mind Over Matter has raised $450,000 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. The CDC recently released data showing a 2% reduction in suicide deaths from 2018 to 2019. This is the first suicide decline our country has seen in two decades!  Let's continue to expand intervention programs, educate the public, and connect more people to hope and healing. Together we CAN make a difference!

 

By Year

By Charity

Charities We Support

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 the reach of it’s suicide prevention assemblies for schools and open the doors to The SHED, an after-school activity center that offers a safe space for teens to create, connect and confide. All programs offered through KnowResolve are free of charge and are designed to break down the silence, shame and stigma surrounding mental health disorders and provide adults and youth with tools needed to prevent suicide. 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 crisis-trained volunteers 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
Chief of External Relations
jkapuscinski@commongroundhelps.org
(248) 451-3730