Mental Health America Mourns Victims
of Fort Hood Shootings
Mental Health America mourns the victims of the Fort Hood shootings and expresses its deepest sympathies to their families and friends. Our thoughts are also with the men and women who proudly serve in our nation's armed forces and the families who support them.
We have many questions about the specific circumstances underlying the tragedy at Fort Hood that will help guide us in deciding how best to assure that this doesn't happen again.
As we search for answers, Mental Health America recognizes that this tragedy deeply affects military families and all Americans.
We have assembled a number of resources to assist families of servicemen and women and veterans. They can be found at
We have also developed guidelines to help Americans respond and cope with tragic events, which can be found at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/coping-with-disaster. ::
Live Your Life Well, the new initiative aimed at increasing the number of people who take positive actions to protect their mental health, has had an exciting few months since its launch earlier this year during May is Mental Health Month.
This summer, Live Your Life Well introduced its partnership with Signal Patterns, developers of psychology-based Web and mobile applications and the release of their Live Happy iPhone application. This first-of-its-kind mobile happiness-boosting program guides users through a set of daily activities that research indicates can boost both short- and long-term happiness. In recognition of the shared goal of promoting emotional wellness, Signal Patterns is contributing a portion of each Live Happy app sale to the Live Your Life Well campaign.
Live Your Life Well also released its first email update in August. The email is the first of many to come, and was distributed to a growing population of individuals interested in Live Your Life Well news and updates. The update gave readers some new tips on how to stay positive, including fostering your gratitude, and introduced the addition of a new interactive mood tool called the "Gratitude Stream." This tool, also created by Signal Patterns, is a live, worldwide posting of good thoughts and thanks. Visit the stream on our website—www.LiveYourLifeWell.org—and see how you can get inspired by other people's thoughts or add your own message of joy to the ever-growing list of gratitude postings.
Live Your Life Well and the 10 tools for mental wellness were also mentioned in a Time magazine article in June as part of a guide to maintaining health at every age.
If you would like to receive email updates from Live Your Life Well, visit www.LiveYourLifeWell.org and click the blue "Sign Up for Updates" button embedded on the tools pages. ::
“You can handle life's hurdles and Live Your Life Well can show you how."
-Mental Health America