I was in Colorado in late August as the keynote speaker for SpeakUp Reach Out for their annual walk and butterfly launch. It was an incredible event and a beautiful day and I met Alex Minting there who was very dedicated to the cause of suicide prevention.
He has just started a podcast called the Builder’s Journey. In this episode, the executive director, Erin Ivie talks about how she started as executive director and what the organization is doing locally. The ladder metaphor is incredible. And they do talk about my book and I appreciate Alex mentioning that and … Read more...
Sara Argenal recorded this conversation before COVID but it’s amazing how everything talked about is not only still relevant, it’s even MORE relevant. The rates of depression, anxiety, and risk of suicide are growing, and COVID has only intensified these issues for teens in particular. We added some narrative about how COVID is impacting teens, and how people can best support their teens in this trying and unpredictable time. … Read more...
What were some early signs of Charles’ depression? Did he indicate feelings of suicidality? What was he like as a young child? How do you ask someone if they are thinking of suicide?
I answer these and other questions on this radio show with Cynthia Hash of the Mitchell Hash Foundation in Charlottesville, VA so parents and others can avoid the outcome both Cynthia and I have suffered.
Cynthia is the founder of the Mitchell Hash Foundation for suicide awareness. It was started in honor of her son, Mitchell, who served in the … Read more...
This podcast focuses on how to talk to kids about depression, substance misuse, and suicide from my perspective as a mother whose child died by suicide in 2015.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10 and 34-year-olds, only behind the unintentional injury, in the United States. Much of suicide has a correlation with depression and substance misuse—and while there is an epidemic of teen depression and suicide, only 45% of teen girls and 33% of teen boys who have experienced an episode of depression got treatment in 2019. It’s time to start talking.
Dr. Amy Robbins explores life, death, and what it all means. She has the unique perspective of a clinical psychologist and medium. Life, Death, and the Space Between podcast is consistently ranked in the top iTunes charts for religion and spirituality, self-help, and health. Take this journey with me and Amy Robbins as we talk about being emotionally naked.
I touch on the work I’m doing with digital marketing to save lives at a critical moment through technology. I met Sally in person at the NSA (National Speaker’s Association) Influence Conference and we hit it off. If suicide prevention is an important topic to you, please subscribe to Sally’s podcast. It’s very well done and she is a suicide prevention rock star.
Link to Episode 48 with Alec Lifschultz III. The award winning podcast that was created to break the silence on mental health issues and give a voice to those suffering with host Alec Lifschultz III (Twitter: @TreyBizzy).
I talk about the trauma of having lost a child and my struggles with having suffered from a brain tumor and the aftermath of the surgeries and radiation treatment.