JULY IS #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth

As a Suicide Prevention volunteer, this is such a weighty topic and I’m so here for it!  My burden to raise #SuicideAwareness and #EndTheStigma surrounding Mental Health issues in communities of color and communities of faith; has only intensified!

Brittney Moses

https://brittneyamoses.com/ and Dr Thema Bryant Davis  https://www.drthema.com/ are great faith based resources.

If you or someone you know in crisis prefers to connect with resources geared toward minorities, here are a few options:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

www.afsp.org/minoritymentalhealth

Black Mental Health Matters

https://blackmentalhealthmatters.carrd.co/

Therapy For Black Girls  https://providers.therapyforblackgirls.com/explore/

The Confess Project (Boys & Men of Color) www.theconfessproject.com

NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-s-Statement-On-Recent-Racist-Incidents-and-Mental-Health-Resources-for-African-Americans.

Be encouraged! Welcome new faces!

Love y’alle

The National Suicide Hotline

800-273-TALK (Veterans Press 1)

TEEN SUICIDE CRISIS HOTLINE- 800-852-8336 (Trained Teen Counselors)

The Trevor Project (LGBT Community) 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline (Transgendered Community) 877-565-8860

The Grief Recovery HelpLine 800-445-4808

Crisis Text: Text HOTLINE to 741741

If outside the U.S visit http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html for assistance

Remember YOU MATTER!

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Tomorrow, Sun. October 6, 2019, my Team #InspirationWithE walks for the first time in the Philadelphia @afsp_philly #OutoftheDarkness walk to help raise suicide awareness!

Upon check in, we will get a set of colored beads to wear based on the reason we are walking! My colors are TEAL & BLUE. What would your color be?

It’s not too late to help is reach our goal!

Click the link to make a 100% tax deductible gift today!🙏💜💫e https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/InspirationWithE

Yes – I still write TONS of poetry – I just don’t post nearly as much! Here of late my primary focus has been my faith, family, health, self-care & as a former Volunteer Suicide Crisis Counselor; raising Suicide Awareness!

Much LOVE & thank you for your unwavering support!

If you or a loved one is really struggling today. Yoh are not alone, please don’t faint! Here are a few resources below! New here? | Welcome New Faces!💫e

The Grief Recovery HelpLine 800-445-4808

The National Suicide Hotline
800-273-TALK (Veterans Press 1)

TEEN SUICIDE CRISIS HOTLINE- 800-852-8336 (Trained Teen Counselors)

The Trevor Project (LGBT Community) 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline (Transgendered Community) 877-565-8860

Crisis Text: Text HOTLINE to 741741 ***If outside the U.S visit http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html for assistance

#authenticiteespeaks #InspirationWithE #staystrong #suicideawareness #stopsuicide

Blessings!

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Remember YOU MATTER!

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Season 1 Episode 1 (Premiere)

*Language Advisory on the first song only

Show Description

Welcome to the Season 1 Premiere of the “Inspiration With E” Radio Show with Ericka Arthur! “Inspired to inspire and healed to do the same”, is the self proclamation that fuels “E”. Each show she strives to encourage others while sharing different genres of great music, interviewing amazing guests and raising awareness about matters close to her heart! During this episode “E” Interviews Guest Co-Host – Author, Poet, Entrepreneur “Roger Wyze” Smith; Blogger and Mental Health Advocate living with bipolar disorder; Kitt O’Malley and National Best Selling Author, CEO of Pure Vision TV Network, Suicide Attempt Survivor; DiShan Washington.  Call-in 323-693-3043 and press “1” to stream LIVE with “E” and her guests ON AIR! Presented by: GRINDHARD RADIO  IG | FB | @InspirationWithE  Twitter | @EAInspiration  Blog https://authenticiteespeaks.com/
*Language Advisory on the first song only

++Interviews begin at 20:41

Thank you for your support! Please feel free to comment, like on Facebook and share!
REPLAY: iTunes Podcast, BlogTalk Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn. SEARCH “GrindHard Radio” then “Inspiration With E”!
Blessings!💫e of @authenticiteespeaks

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Remember YOU MATTER!

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#SUICIDEAWARENESSMONTH

I think one of the toughest things I had to adjust to when being trained as a volunteer Suicide & Crisis Counselor was asking TOUGH (& TOUCHY) questions. 

I felt it was intrusive & quite frankly impolite to be that detailed in my line of questioning when someone reached out for help. Everyone who is sad, depressed, in crisis or even self harm (cutting), ARE NOT suicidal. 

I thought asking if they were suicidal or had a plan would be offensive or “put the thought in their mind”. I learned very quickly that there are stages of progression and IF a person has a plan, access to fulfill the plan or has attempted before; asking the tough questions can make ALL the difference. 

Will you #BeThe1To?

 

If you or a loved one are suicidal or in crisis, PLEASE know that you matter and are not alone! If you need someone to talk to, don’t be afraid to reach out to the resources below!
The National Suicide Hotline 

800-273-TALK (Veterans Press 1)
The Trevor Project (LGBT Community) 866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline (Transgendered Community) 877-565-8860
Crisis Text: Text HOTLINE to 741741
Honored to raise awareness…💛e
Blog | http://www.authenticiteespeaks.com

IG | @authenticiteespeaks
Twitter | @authenticitee
Remember YOU MATTER!

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Photo CreditPhoto Credit @800273talk, Kevin Briggs of http://www.Pivotal-Points.com & Kevin Berthia @_grateful