WELCOME

SUICIDE PREVENTION & AWARENESS

 
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The Simone Battle Foundation was created in September 2014 and is inspired by the life of artist Simone Battle who left this world too soon.  The Simone Battle Foundation is working to ensure that young women who are pursuing a career in the entertainment industry that are suffering from mental depression have the opportunity to get counseling and education before they are at the breaking point and suicide.  This is the circumstance by which The Simone Battle Foundation was formed.

We will empower women in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing them with support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge and habits they need to gain entry to higher education to succeed in their career.  By helping depressed women handle their problems we are putting effective programs together that address the issues that are faced on a day to day basis.

 
 

“ preventative strategies against mental depression & suicidal behaviors.”

 
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HOW WE CAN HELP


While open to creative approaches, some preferred strategies for supporting our goals include:

 

Screening and Assessment

Community-Based Education and Supports
Community and Professional Education
Family Supports

Transition/Service Navigation


MEDIA NETWORKING     
 

The SBF makes public notices, funded through sponsors, announced through the media to raise awareness of the SBF as an organization that assists  women who are suffering with mental depression.

guidance consulting
 

The SBF networks with counselors and mental health organizations to meet diverse therapeutic needs. No fees are charged for these services.

mentoring partnership
 

The SBF collaborates with participant foundations that offer mentoring, group support and peer tutoring that encourage healing, self-esteem development and whole brain wellness.


- Positive Self-Image Counseling

- Life Valuation Realization TechniqueS

 

- Peer Group Counseling

- Daily Coping Skill Maintenance

 

- Depression/Suppression Therapy

- Suicide Deterrent Concepts Training

 

*No fees are ever charged for these services.  We are funded through sponsors, grants, donations and endowments.

 
 

SUICIDE: THE FACTS AT A GLANCE

 
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OUR DEFINITION

The SIMONE BATTLE Foundation has adopted the definition of mental illness used by the National Alliance on Mental Illness

"Medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder. "


 

ARTICLE

Today’s artists and entertainers all face an overwhelming amount of pressure while in the spotlight. With social media, the Internet, and television, there is an insurmountable appetite for perfection.  They are faced with the strains to be ‘beautiful’, ‘physically fit’, multi-­talented, marketable, ‘youthful’, and to compete with others as equally remarkable.  As common as it is to be viewed as glamorous and ‘perfect’ in the entertainment industry, some artists ensue a hard time trying to maintain their self ­love and self ­esteem.

Most people can say they have experiences a form of depression at some point in their lives. There may have been a time where they felt their lowest of lows, viewed themselves negatively, or perhaps felt trapped in a daunting space of no escape.

FACTS & MYTHS

FACT:

OVER 65% OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A SUBSTANCE USE

DISORDER HAVE A CO-OCCURING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM

WHICH COMPLICATES TREATMENT.

–SURGEON GENERAL’S

REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTH

 

MYTH:

PEOPLE WHO ABUSE DRUGS AREN'T SICK, THEY’RE JUST WEAK.

 

 

 

 
 

READY TO HELP?

Volunteer

 
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