Don’t miss this important community conversation with Don McPherson, former Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback, Activist and Feminist.
A year ago is almost like 10 years ago – women were not empowered with voices and men did not acknowledge there was problem. Now good people are trying to figure out where we go from here and what we do now. What should the conversation look like? What do we do about the fact that people are saying it’s a dangerous time for men.
It is the issue of our time – we can’t avoid the questions. Not talking about it is not an option. We need to have a conversation that is prosocial and protects our families and individuals. We have to find age appropriate ways to have the conversation – we need to talk to all men and all people. The conversation starts everywhere. Women have always been in this conversation. Now it’s time to bring the conversation together with men and women.
Every 13 minutes someone dies by suicide. Suicide does not discriminate, affecting people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities with many different factors that may contribute to someone making a suicide attempt, depression being one of the lead reasons. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 10 to 34 year olds, and 5th for 35 to 44 year olds in Maryland.
Through the No Matter What…You Matter campaign, For All Seasons and their partners aim to amplify the conversation about suicide prevention and its link to mental health, as well as teach the signs and symptoms associated with suicide. Because family and friends are often the first to recognize the warning signs of suicide, they can be critical in helping an individual find treatment with someone who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.