Community Connection Tuesday September 10

 

Today is National Suicide Prevention Day, and the whole month of September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.

All our Radio One Properties had a “STOP THE MUSIC RADIO BLOCK” from 10AM – 12PM. Community Connection expanded on this from 1PM – 3PM as well.

We had discussions about Suicide Prevention with Mental Health Professionals, Church Leaders, those who have experienced suicidal Tendencies, our listeners, and more.

Resources for Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Concerns:

“Taking control of your mental health is important and sometimes may be a struggle. We are here to offer several resources to aid you on your mental health journey.”

If you  or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and needs help immediately, call the 24/hour suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or Text IN to 741741

Helpful Resource Apps:

Suicide Prevention Apps

Source: Community Health Network / Community Health Network

Helpful Resource Links:

https://psymed.info/suicidal-test

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

https://www.samhsa.gov/tribal-ttac/resources/suicide-prevention

https://www.sprc.org/

https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-indiana/

https://www.sprc.org/states/indiana

https://afsp.org/find-support/resources/

https://www.take5tosavelives.org/

More Resources:

Calm App– The number one app for mindfulness and meditation. This app can help with anxiety, stress and sleep problems.

Headspace App– Headspace is meditation made simple. It will teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

Pacifica App– The app was designed for people with anxiety and depression. It features audio lessons and activities that help you to cope with stress and depression, and it sets daily challenges to help you tackle anxiety one day at a time and reach your long-term goals.

Get involved by taking a QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) training. QPR are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Click here to sign up for a training.

Here are just a few of today’s guests:

Detective Tracy Lomax – IMPD Behavioral Health Unit

Synthia Donel – Eskenazi Mobile Crisis Specialist Partnered with IMPD

David Berman – VP of Development Mental Health America

Nurse Practitioner Ukamaka Oruche

Lorenzo Lewis Executive Director of The Confess Project

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