Alpha-Bytes Ep. 19 | S is for Suicide

Raysan and Zachary are joined by special guest and professional counselor Jennifer Barlow for a very deep discussion into a sensitive topic. It’s another eye-opener for them both as reality doesn’t match pre-conceived notions.

*This episode contains a detailed discussion about an extremely morbid topic. Listen at your own discretion.

S is for Suicide

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Helpful resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat: The Lifeline Chat connects individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat, 24/7 across the United States. 
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. The Crisis Text Line is a free text messaging resource offering 24/7 support to anyone in crisis. 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). SAMHSA’s helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health or substance use disorders.

Finding Your Community

The last episode was hard-hitting. Depression afflicts people in numerous ways and living with it is challenging. We all get anxious at times. So listeners, how do you manage anxiety? How do you deal? Who is your community? Below are resources to help you help each other.

https://up2sd.org/

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml

https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics

Alpha-Bytes Ep. 4 | D is for Depression

Our good friend Josh Sheahan joins us for a discussion about depression and mental health. We examine the varied nature of depression, argue different means for living with depression such as medication, as well as analyze the impact of cultural stigmas.

“Depression in itself isn’t always sadness.” -Josh Sheahan

D is for Depression

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