This week’s show is an important and yet hard conversation to talk about. Many have lost loved ones through mental illness and it’s imperative to talk about this conversation. We want everyone to feel comfortable talking if they need help and this can only happen if we start talking about mental illness. Everyone has bad days and carry on with the day but people with a mental illness have a hard time finishing the day.
According to NAMI, 1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental illness. So in a group of 100,000 people, 20,000 people experience mental illness. That is a lot of people. Your friend, family members, or co-workers may be experiencing a mental illness. It can be unknown if they don’t talk about it, but it is always good to check in with them. Just talking to them in a supportive way, can make a huge difference in their day.
We will be having two guests, Cristina and Dilma, who have family members who experience suicidal thoughts. We want to give this time to them to show their perspective of how they learned to understand their family member’s emotions. They also want our audience to know how to deal with or understand emotions because in some cultures, learning how to understand emotion is ignored. We hope all is well and if you guys need someone to talk to, you can always talk to us.