What does skin cancer, baseball, Mercury Retrograde, mental health awareness and suicide prevention have to do with our mandate to “celebrate sexuality and expose religion”? The Choir and regular listeners understand all about our holistic approach to life in the Pews. This episode demonstrates it wonderfully as Dr. Steve Arkin rejoins us for an amazing hour.
Doctors Steve and Karen Arkin’s son Jason succumbed to suicide while studying at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. We learn why it is so important to eliminate the term “committed suicide” and how these grieving parents coped in the immediate aftermath of their son’s death and how Speak Up (Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids United as Partners Foundation) resulted. You will hear of the progress being made in the whole area of mental health, combating the stigma associated with it, how one little girl’s outreach to the Arkins led to the just released documentary “Jason Arkin: The Speak Up Story”. The Coach concludes with some insight and practical advice on eliminating “stinkin’ thinkin”. For without a healthier functioning brain, one would be hard-pressed to enjoy life in general whether it is sexually, spiritually or socially. This one ain’t boring and may save someone’s life.
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