March 21, 2022

Bad Things and Bullies

Bad Things and Bullies

*We're not here to tell you what to do. We're here to listen.

JT Chronicles Podcast is a podcast that tackles tough topics, and we want you to know that it may be triggering for some listeners.

If you need help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 7417

This episode demanded us to talk about it.

Have you ever made plans, and everything is set in place, and for whatever reason, you felt all the forces of the universe demand that you did not go ahead with this plan?

People around you are often happy to offer their learned responses, the usual cliches, "it happens for a reason" or "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger," but that hurts more than sometimes helps because it doesn't ask the question "what is wrong."

Instead of spending the morning with a wasteful hour and harping on the bizarre things that got JT and Stephanie down, they moved on to talk about an issue that has touched us all and is so relevant and prevalent in our current society- bullying, and suicide.

As a whole, we are constantly connected on screens, and with the convenience of digital connection, we are never getting a break from each other.

When conflict arises these days, there is little escape from the problems you have and the people you have them with; whether we like it or not, we are connected.

JT and Stephanie talk about when bad things happen and the importance of checking in with people and taking personal inventory of yourself, your life, your family, and let's start talking.

We need to get sensitive and check in with each other and show up for each other.

We're here to listen, not judge. We're here to help, not hurt. We're here to support, not shame.

We want you to know that you are loved and valued, no matter what you have been through

You are not alone, and JT says what he means, #1love1family1community

The US is preparing for 988- like 911 but for suicide prevention amid our countries major issue with mental health.