Episode 37

Published on:

7th Dec 2020

What to Know About Suicide Awareness During the Holidays

While the holidays can be a cheerful time for some people, others experience sorrow and sadness during this time of year. Jodi Salvo brings Kristie Wilkin to the show, and Kristie has some incredible information regarding suicide awareness.

Kristie is a 3-time suicide survivor. She shares her experiences with suicides in her life. Now the facilitator for the Tuscarawas County Survivors of Suicide Support Group, Kristie explains her mission of helping anyone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Going into the holiday season this year, it's important to realize that suicide rates are increasing in all age groups during COVID and this extended period of isolation. Kristie talks about warning signs and other indicators that you or a loved one may be dealing with mental illness. She also talks about the stigma of mental illness and why it's a barrier for many people to reach out for help. Kristie stresses that no one is immune to mental illness - in fact, we're all affected on different levels throughout our lives.

Remember - asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness; asking for help is a sign of self-awareness, and that is truly a strength.

If you or a loved one is in danger of suicide, call the 24/7 Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Empower Tusc
Empowering Tuscarawas County through education, awareness, and prevention.
Join us each episode with your host, Empower Tusc Coordinator Jodi Salvo, as we deliver current information to help educate and raise awareness about substance use and mental health in our community. Jodi brings information from all over Tuscarawas and surrounding counties, including resources from local school districts, law enforcement, treatment agencies, political offices, state representatives, and more. You'll enjoy these casual conversations among people working together to increase prevention in our community.

The Anti-Drug Coalition is part of the Get Level Podcast Network, bringing agencies and organizations together to reach listeners in Tuscarawas County.

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Get Level Podcast Network is a podcast production studio based in Dover, Ohio. Our initial focus is providing one single location for all the community-improvement resources in Tuscarawas County. If we can impact our county, hopefully our messages will spread to the surrounding communities. We'll change our region one step at a time.