Mental Health Out Loud: Suicide Prevention Month 2021
It’s time to get real.
People in our communities are speaking out about their mental health struggles in ways we’ve never seen before. Actors, rappers, athletes, and faith leaders are going public with their stories, and offering support to others.
Black and Hispanic suicide rates are rising faster than any other racial/ethnic groups.
Youth 15-24 are at particularly high risk.
The conversation is overdue.
Lines for Life presents Mental Health Out Loud, highlighting this cultural transformation. Mental Health Out Loud prioritizes speaking up, telling someone what you’re going through, and reaching out for support when you need it.
Join us as we spotlight real stories and examples of individuals and communities rising up and putting their experiences on blast. We encourage you to find your own way to engage with Mental Health Out Loud – if you typically keep things to yourself, consider telling one trusted person about something you’re struggling with, or sharing one of the stories here with someone you care about and starting a conversation.
Because when we speak, we heal.
My name is Amanda Young and I am a Crisis Intervention Specialist at Lines for Life. I identify as an Asian American lesbian, and I have been struggling with depression and anxiety since I was about 12, which really pushed me into this field of work. I want to support others. [Read More…]
La mesa is where many sacred moments are shared for Spanish-speaking communities. It is where mamás sew their clothes together and where papás cook their famous ceviche. La mesa is where the loudest laughs are heard and where the hard conversations are had. It is the heart of our culture— where the family comes together. [Read More…]