The Keith Milano Memorial Fund is a self directed fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention the money is spent on programs and research selected by the Milano / Sprung family.
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund has funded research grants as well as awareness programs.
We proudly helped sponsor the More Than Sad program. More Than Sad is a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that provides education about factors that put youth at risk for suicide, in particular depression and other mental disorders (the film features teens sharing their stories with the hope of helping others).
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund is proud have donated to the Seize the Awkward Campaign for Young Adults lead by the Ad Council, The Jed Foundation (JED) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Other monies have been spent on the following research grants:
2006: Benjamin Goldstein, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
The Temporal Association between Substance Use and Suicidality among Adolescents with Bipolar Disorders
2007: Naguib Mechawar, PhD, McGill University
Investigating Glial Cells Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) in the Amygdala of Suicide victims
Abstract: Naguib Mechawar PhD
2008: Helen Reinherz, ScD, Simmons College
Factors Promoting Good Adult Functioning in Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation: A Pilot Study
Abstract: Helen Reinherz
2009: Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD Douglas Mental Health Institute / McGill University (Canada),
Differential Micro RNA Expression in the Prefrontal Cortex of Suicides
Summary of Findings: Turecki Research Connection
Keith’s fund was a major contributor for a film for bipolar disorder education to be distributed to physicians to help educate them on the disease.
We also funding an interactive screening program for college students; it starts online, moves to online chat and then the goal is to get at risk students to face to face counseling
Thank you for all the support as we help raise awareness about the devastating disease that is mental illness.
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