On the latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz visits with Jan Butterbrodt, a therapist and life coach with Beacon of Hope about the increasing rate of depression and suicide in this country, and more specifically in Wisconsin. Butterbrodt shares her insights about suicide, depression and mental health or mental illness overall and what kinds of things we all can do to help improve the statistics. That includes how to help a friend or loved one who may be depressed or contemplating suicide.
They also talk about a new 3-digit number the federal government is developing and hopefully unveiling later this year that makes it easier to remember how to reach a suicide prevention hotline and reduces or eliminates the stigma or embarrassment for people calling a number for help. No one gets embarrassed calling 911 for emergencies, or 211 or 411 for community resources, etc., and, likewise, people shouldn’t be ashamed or afraid to call a 3-digit number for suicide prevention.
You can see the show in its entirety here or by following this link: https://youtu.be/fPfhx1c5aYg.