In between work conference calls today, I had the opportunity to spend my lunch hour talking to Tiffany Werhner and the Moments of Clarity audience about being a survivor, and about the importance of World Suicide Prevention Day.
I really enjoyed having the opportunity to talk a bit about some of the really important issues, especially the lack of resources and more challenging problems that we are facing today. Yes, today is a day to remind people that they can reach out, and to check on our family and friends, but it’s also a day to remember that for many, there is no resource to turn to, and they are being left behind in this fight.
And, as always, remember that you can always reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Some links to some of what I mentioned during the show:
Meniere’s on the Vertigo – this is my friend and former roommate Steve, who I mentioned at the very end. He’s currently riding a bike from Denver to Columbus, OH to raise research funds and awareness for Meniere’s Disease. Personally, I’m learning a lot about the physical and mental health impacts from following his journey, I hope you’ll go check it out. He deserved whatever shout-out I could give him.
My t-shirt, if you’re curious, says “Keep Your Head Up”, courtesy of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and this song, which I find so encouraging during these difficult times.