A special Mental Health Day Oct. 5th!
Wednesday, October 5th, is another WFPK Mental Health Day! Listen to an entire day of requests from 6 am till 6 pm. Call 502-814-WFPK (9375) and ask for a song that lifts you up, gives you hope or helps you cope! You can also email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, record your request as a voice memo on your phone. Send it to email@example.com, and you might just hear it on the air!
We've got some special guests joining us who'll also be at our Stop the Stigma event on World Mental Health Day, Monday, October 10th!
8:00 am - Mel speaks to Nancy Brooks ofNAMI Louisville, about their services and upcoming Step Forward for Mental Health walk.
10:30 pm - Stephanie Barnett, co-founder of ChooseWell, joins John to discuss the work they do supporting young families committed to new sobriety.
1:30 pm - Otis talks to Elishia Durrett Johnson, founder of Begin to Talk, about the work she does to support mental health in Louisville's West End neighborhoods and beyond.
3:30 pm - Molly Jones, founder of The Pete Foundation, tells Laura about their work to champion youth mental health and wellness, and the upcoming festival The Big Stomp.
CCLOU and NAMI Louisville are proud to sponsor WFPK Mental Health Day!
RESOURCES FOR YOU, FAMILY AND FRIENDS National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call or text 9-8-8 Louisville Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Text LOU to 741741 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention page on Mental Health during COVID-19 Kentucky chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Seven Counties Services: Adult Crisis Line 502-589-5313
Seven Counties Services: Child Crisis Line 502-589-8070
Mental Health Lou
The Veterans Crisis and Military Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Crisis Text Line (free text message service) - 741-741
Kentucky Nurses Association:Kentucky Nurses Helping Nurses 1-877-358-0420
An important part of mental health is feeling heard and understood. If you have privilege, we encourage you to do the research, find ways to support Black people and people of color, and make permanent changes in your community to combat racism:
- What is Systematic Racism? - an easy-to-understand video series
- Educational Resources via Black Lives Matter
- Talking About Race - National Museum of African American History
- History of Racist US Laws and their effects throughout American history
- The Road Not Taken - Housing and Criminal Justice 50 Years After the Kerner Commission Report
- Social Exclusion: The Decisions and Dynamics that Drive Racism