ENCORE: Suicide prevention advocate Betty Jackson Carpenter

September 06, 2022 00:40:50
ENCORE: Suicide prevention advocate Betty Jackson Carpenter
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ENCORE: Suicide prevention advocate Betty Jackson Carpenter
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Show Notes

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and for this week's episode host Karl Richter spoke with some of the people leading the regional and local efforts of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

First, you'll hear a phone interview with Jacqueline Sharp, Arkansas Area Director for AFSP, and Sarah Allen, the group's North Texas and Oklahoma area director.

Then you'll hear Karl's conversation with Betty Jackson Carpenter, lead organizer of Texarkana's AFSP events, including two coming up in September and the annual Out of the Darkness Walk in November.

Betty shared the story of her daughter's suicide and how she chose to begin helping others in its aftermath.

You'll hear how to get involved, as well as what to do if you or a someone else is having thoughts of suicide and how to support those coping with the suicide of a loved one.

Recorded in September 2021. 

WHERE TO GET HELP, LEARN MORE AND GET INVOLVED

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

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.

 

Crisis Text Line:

Text HOME to 741741

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.

 

Links:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

AFSP Arkansas

AFSP North Texas

AFSP Texarkana

Texarkana Out of the Darkness Walk on Facebook

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