In this edition of our Mental Health Check-up with the Mike Farwell show on 570 News, CEO Helen Fishburn talks about World Suicide Prevention Day. Fishburn speaks about how suicide is a difficult topic to talk about, but how important it is to open up the conversation and reach in to help those in pain. Suicide is about pain, prevention is recognizing that someone is suffering, that they are withdrawing, that they are experiencing mood changes, that they may be giving away things that are important to them and asking that family member or coworker or friend, I can see you are suffering, what can I do to help you?
Fishburn also speaks about the upcoming election and how every party has addressed mental health in some way, which is promising. She encourages everyone to view each party’s platform on mental health before voting. Listen to the full show below: