When I saw that September was National Suicide month, a month devoted to inform and engage the general public about suicide prevention, I finally got the courage to do a podcast about this subject.
Suicide is a national health crisis and a serious medical condition like cancer or heart disease, and there should be no stigma attached to suicidal thoughts.
Anyone could be struggling and what I hope to accomplish in this podcast is how to recognize the signs and what you can do to help.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts yourself, there are immediate confidential options to help you cope and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call 1-800-273-8255 in the United States. Or text HOME to 741741.
You can also seek out a mental health professional at Mental Health America.
There are also over 30 countries known to have national suicide prevention services and strategies.
Thanks for joining me today. Suicide is a difficult conversation to initiate, but with better education and understanding, we can all help each other.
Do you often feel the pain of others? Do you feel drained after being around certain people for too long? Do you find yourself caring for or taking care of others more than yourself sometimes? Do you feel feelings deeper, harder, and longer than others. Are you sensitive to smells, crowds or excessive talking. Do you have a strong connection to nature or the animal kingdom? If so, you may be an empath.
The trademark of an empath is that they feel and absorb other people's emotions and/or physical symptoms because of their high sensitivities.
Empaths are often targeted by emotional vampires due to the strength of the empath's emotions and vibrant energy.
So being an empath can be exhausting, especially if you don't understand this characteristic of yourself, and don't know how to protect yourself.
In today's podcast, we will explore the traits of an empath with Dr. Judith Orloff, the leading voice in the field of empaths, psychiatry, and intuitive development.
Dr. Orloff is the author of the best selling Book "The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People." In the book she educates readers about empaths, and offers strategies for empaths to protect themselves.
Hope you enjoy today's podcast. If you are just getting started on a plant-based diet, I recommend listening to Podcast #1: Getting Started On A Vegan Diet and Podcast #10: How To Achieve Optimal Health On A Plant-Based Diet.
To learn more about Dr. Judith Orloff and take a free empath self-assessment, visit www.DrJudithOrloff.com.
You can purchase Dr. Orloff's best selling book, The Empaths Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People" on Amazon. Judith also has other best selling books including "Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life".
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Thanks so much for joining us today. I hope this podcast and all my podcasts help you live a long and healthy life. And I look forward to serving you on my next podcast.