OK, let’s get real this week. There is a lot going on in the world right now. I mean, we always have to deal with whatever life gives us, right? But right now life seems to be giving all of us more than we can handle.
Whether it’s the pandemic, staying at home, concerns about finances or health, the contentious election cycle, or any other number of high-stress issues in our lives, it’s pushing a lot of people to their breaking point. We see it from you. Heck, we see it in ourselves. And sometimes, you have to be willing and able to say, “Help!”.
On this week’s show, we brought in friend-of-the-show Angie Pedersen, who runs the KC Geeks blog. In fact, her most recent post on the blog is Coping with Depression and Anxiety. Angie has also helped run mental health panels at our local cons – check out her recap of her panel at the 2018 Planet Comicon.
Angie sat down with Cullen and Jerry for a free-form conversation about identifying issues, tricks to help cope with life, and ways to seek out assistance. We share based on our own collective experiences and hope that something we said in this episode can be of help to you.
If you need additional help, please consider using one of these resources:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741-741
- SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline for substance abuse: 800-622-4357
- RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-658-4673
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- The Trevor Project: 800-488-7386
- GLBT National Help Center: 888-843-4564
- CDC’s Mental Health Tools and Resources
We do wrap things up on a nerdy note, with our Pick 3 selections and what we have been watching lately. This is the way!
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