Since September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it’s National Suicide Prevention Week, and tomorrow September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day it’s a fitting time to have Dese’Rae back in the Diner to remind everyone about her passion project Live Through This. Dese’Rae was last on the show back on Episode 21 to talk about Live Through This and this week in the bonus show we hear all about her more recent exploits.
We’re also taking the opportunity to announce that beginning with episode 48 of the show, and throughout Autumn, Andy and Jack will be participating in a podcast Swear Jar campaign to help raise a little money for Live Through this and hopefully help raise some awareness for suicide prevention advocacy as well because we are both generous and profane. Check out the episode for more!
Dese’Rae is a suicide survivor and photographer by trade, so her activism project Live Through This documents, visually and in their own words, the lives and stories of suicide survivors. It’s a really cool thing about a topic we all too often sweep under the rug as a society. You should check out all her stuff and consider donating to the project via Patreon (http://patreon.com/livethroughthis), the #STAY t-shirt campaign (http://bit.ly/stayblk), or straight up traditional PayPal donations (http://bit.ly/lttdonate).
If you’re feeling suicidal, please talk to somebody. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (veterans press 1) or Trans Lifeline at 1-877-565-8860. If you don’t like the phone, check out http://www.crisischat.org or http://www.crisistextline.org. If you’re not in the U.S., you can go to http://iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ for a link to crisis centers around the world.
Music: Schux Famicom – 7th Avenue. Full album available at https://schuxfamicom.bandcamp.com