Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes.
Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown our sorrows in alcohol, hang out at bars and strip joints, or get involved with drug use.
Having gone through a recent bout of #depression and #suicidalthoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by sharing my story, and by sharing various resources I come across as I work in this space. #http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle
Southborough Youth and Family Services is using Coffee Talk to reach out to any readers who need help.
You aren’t alone.
SYFS’ Director Sarah Cassell tells me the agency has been seeing a lot of #mentalhealth emergencies popping up.
She asked me to share relevant episodes of their regular Coffee Talk along with some other details and links. The specific focuses are #suicideprevention and what to expect with accessing services for #mentalhealth (for emergencies and for avoiding emergencies).
#SuicidePrevention (click here to watch)