in my mind . . .

Today is World Suicide Prevention day, so not to be a Debbie Downer but I think more awareness is crucial to being able to help stop this madness. Back when I was fully pregnant with Raine almost bursting at the seems I trained as a Crisis Center Suicide Hotline in Gainesville, Florida and then manned the phones regularly. When I say “the phones” I do mean plural. I was the only person on duty with probably five phones to manage. A big part of our training was to learn how to maneuver between the calls without having anyone hang up. Imagine for a moment having to put a suicidal caller on hold!

A husband, of a good friend of mine had this happen to him when he called the national VA Suicide Hotline he was put on hold for 45 minutes and he is no longer here.  What is that about?

Anyways, I found this Amanda Palmer video called, In my mind on “the blogess” blog (which is super BTW) Depression does lie. I know a lot of you can relate to this, it brought a smile to my face and made life a little lighter today.