I'm Listening Milwaukee - 2019

Monday, September 16th

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, and for the second year, Radio.com did their National "I'm Listening" radio special, an effort to break the stigma surrounding Mental Health and Suicide.  Part 1 was hosted by BJ Shea and featured interviews with Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, and more!  You can hear the national Part 1 HERE.  

This is our LOCAL "I'm Listening" special from MIlwaukee, Wisconsin.  Part 2!

(00:00) I spoke with IMPACT Milwaukee about the influx of mental health crisis calls coming to their local 2-1-1 hotline. 

I also talked with some familiar voices your favorite Radio.com personalties from Milwaukee about positive coping mechanisms, and how they manage their personal mental health.  (6:36) Riggs & Alley, Gibbons & JMatt.  (12:31) DJ Gee-A & Kraig Karson, (15:04) Elizabeth & Rader, Producer Dave, (23:07) Aaron Carreno,  (26:35) a powerful conversation with Bill Michaels.  

(33:32) Mental Health and suicide prevention resources for our LGBTQ+ community.  www.mkelgbt.org 

(41:53) Gabrielle O'Neill from Wisconsin Family Services, Mental health care, and overcoming addiction. 

(45:46) Quinlan Bishop from "Save Our Souls" Milwaukee.

(49:53) Dan Newberry from Lift for the 22 / 22Fitness Milwaukee.  

Shout out to Mental Health America of Wisconsin, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for their help in this effort.