Talking About World Suicide Prevention Day
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 the importance of World Suicide Prevention Day.
I 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.
A small community, not far from where I live is feeling the pain after a 14 year old girl started school on Tuesday, after being bullied all last year, came home and took her life because the bullying hadn’t stopped!!! How can we stop the bullying? 🙁
Linda Franklin that’s so heartbreaking.
I actually missed this Day but will listen to the podcast, hopefully ads have been enabled so the show can get some income. Thankfully World Suicide Prevention Day is worldwide and Samaritans in the UK is the first charity which appears on a Google search sporting a relatively new short-code contact number that’s apparently free to call 24 hours, after more Google searching there is no charge so however many minutes you have on your phone or your amount of mobile credit shouldn’t matter.
https://www.samaritans.org/ and the number is 116 123