In this episode, we’re speaking with September Frogley of the group Connection Is The Cure. This local group’s mission is to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. These two intertwined issues are affecting so many of our loved ones and neighbors. Just a cursory peek into the dismal statistics will show you that this is a new epidemic that touches every religion, political party, every state and city, age group, gender, and socioeconomic class level. It seems to be as indiscriminate as COVID. And in the wake of COVID, mental health issues and suicide are surging at a terrifying rate. This isn’t something that’s happening outside our borders; it’s here, in our cities, in our neighborhoods, and inside our own homes.
September’s story is both heartbreaking and inspiring. We’re amazed to see what she and her family have been through, and how much impact they’ve had in the aftermath of personal tragedy. Their organization is a powerful local hub of resources and support for those struggling with mental health issues or thoughts of suicide, those grieving from the death of a loved one, and those who want to help the ones they love who are being crushed under the weight of their struggles.
We encourage you to visit their website, bookmark it, save the numbers in your phone, and if you’re so moved, get involved with the effort. Because the numbers undeniably show that at some point each of you will either wrestle with the burden of mental health and suicidal thoughts, or have the crucial opportunity to support someone close to you. When that time comes, you’ll want these resources.
We first learned about Connection Is The Cure last year when we attended their annual event at the Idaho Center in Nampa, and have been eager to speak with them ever since. We’re honored to share with you this conversation and spotlight this amazing local cause.
So join us for a conversation with September Frogley of Connection Is The Cure.