Episode 32: Let's Talk About Depression and Suicide


Suicide is something most folks just don’t bring up... Yet, the problem is palpable. Statistically, someone completes an attempt every 40 seconds.

The good news is that suicide is 100% preventable and that you don't need to be a professional to help. You just need resources.

And that brings us to the story of Jonny & Carl - two friends who joined forces to do everything in their power to combat suicide and destigmatize depression and mental health in their community. They teach us how being an agent of healing is easier than you think. 

About Me:

Carl Evans: Hope For The Day

A graduate of Northwestern University, and published fiction author. Carl created HFTD's Education programming influenced as a suicide survivor of multiple attempts, with 15+ years of hands-on engagement as a lived experience advocate, peer supporter, and mentor. He oversees day-to-day operations, works to grow community partnerships, train surrogates, and enhance strategic initiatives.

JONNY-2019.JPGJonny Boucher: Hope For The Day

After losing his boss Mike to suicide in 2010, Jonny Boucher left the music industry to start Hope for the Day simply to start the conversation proactively about suicide and mental health. He has led the organization to have footprints in 28 countries and break the silence everyday to remind everyone, it's ok not to be ok.


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