Ep. 123 - It Ain’t Weak to Speak: A Conversation on Mental Health + Breaking the Stigma - with Sam Webb of LIVIN.org
Today’s episode is an important conversation. 1 in 7 young people experience a mental illness in any given year, and far too many suffer in silence due to the stigma that surrounds mental health and lack of understanding. Sam Webb, Co-Founder of LIVIN.org, is on a mission to change this.
Sam is championing a space where people feel comfortable talking about any mental health issues, and any emotions that feel so overwhelming you can’t cope with them on your own. He is a bright light that has experienced a lot of darkness. Since his best friends suicide, Sam has made it his mission to promote the mantra “It Ain’t Weak to Speak” to save others who might be suffering silently.
Sam reminds us that that our presence, our listening and caring ear, our encouragement to find help, can change someone’s life.
If you or anyone you know are having thoughts of suicide, there is always someone available to listen:
Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255