“It’s a myth that, when someone wants to die, there’s nothing you can do to prevent it…My husband died because no one knew what to do. If he had had a different set of interventions, he would be very much alive.”
LGO Subject Matter Expert(s):
President, Walk The Talk America
Trustee, Walk The Talk America
Nationally Certified Counselor
Chief Clinical Officer of Zephyr Wellness
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“Gun owners, firearm sellers, and mental health professionals must band together to protect the rights of all citizens and reduce the number of deaths by suicide. Walk The Talk America believes that by raising awareness and sharing accurate information, we can reach suffering individuals and let them know that they can seek help without consequence in most states. We can pave the way for those in need to gain access to treatment. We can save lives. We can shield their friends, families, and loved ones from the overwhelming sense of grief, confusion, and emptiness that suicide causes.”
“Hold My Guns mission is to connect responsible firearm owners with voluntary, private off-site storage options, through our national network of partnering gun shops and FFLs, during times of mental health crisis or personal need.”
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
“Our Mission: to end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people.
Our Vision: a world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves.
Our Goal: to serve 1.8 million crisis contacts annually, by the end of our 25th year, while continuing to innovate on our core services.”
“To create a community that raises awareness and combats suicide by empowering veterans, first responders, medical frontline workers and their families through traditional and non-traditional therapies.”