The “silly selfie” accompanying this episode is actually an example of one friend helping another
through a really dark time.
The spectrum of ways to support someone struggling with their mental health is wide,
varying from acknowledging a stranger you pass (who knows when they last felt “seen,”)
to climbing into the darkest darkness with a friend who is suicidal.
And sometimes, it’s saying:
“Get out of bed,
go get yourself your favorite coffee drink and send me a silly selfie.
I’ll send one back.”
It was a social media post about that challenge that prompted this interview and episode.
Article referenced in episode: Suicide Prevention Doesn’t Have to Be a Huge, Scary Thing: bit.ly/3ixsiky