On Nov. 21 in Playa Del Ray, California, more than 100 people laced up their sneakers for an all too urgent cause: suicide prevention. The STRIDES 5k Run/Walk -- orchestrated by Schweitzer Fellows and UCLA Master of Public Health candidates Ashley Roberts and Anne Sutkowi -- marked the culmination of a STRIDES, a 10-week running-focused suicide prevention program orchestrated by Schweitzer … [Read more...] about Striding Across the Finish Line to Prevent Suicide: STRIDES 5k a Success!
Over the past few weeks, a string of heart-wrenching suicides by bullied LGBT youth has shocked the country -- and shone a national spotlight on the need to address the mental health and self-worth of young people who are marginalized and vulnerable. As we told you in August, Schweitzer Fellows Ashley Roberts and Anne Sutkowi recently launched STRIDES, a running-focused program in Los Angeles … [Read more...] about LA Suicide Prevention Program Hits Full STRIDE
Each week, Beyond Boulders delivers a new installment of “Five Questions for a Fellow” – an interview series with Schweitzer Fellows across the country and in Gabon, Africa who are leading the movement to eliminate health disparities. For an archive of previous “Five Questions for a Fellow” interviews, click here. For Anne Sutkowi and Ashley Roberts (above), running is more than just a … [Read more...] about Five Questions for a Fellow: Ashley Roberts and Anne Sutkowi Take STRIDES Towards Empowering Vulnerable Students in Los Angeles