Join Chio for the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk in Portsmouth
There's a big problem in America. There's a big problem right here in the Granite State. Suicide rates in New Hampshire are the highest we have ever seen. We as a society have to do something; we have to spread awareness about suicide prevention.
From celebrities like Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain, Chester Bennington of the group Linkin Park, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, to one of my best friends Gregg Ferry who hanged himself.
I think depression plays a big role in all these suicides. I personally suffer from depression, I have been taking medications since the early '90s. If you listen to my radio show or if you met me you would never guess that I suffer from depression. It's a disease you don't see!
Most people are ashamed of it, hence they don't talk about it. That's a major problem. Someone who's in a car accident and suffers a broken leg, cuts, and bruises, you see that and wanna help. Mental health issues, you can't see it. Then when you do say something like I'm feeling depressed, you know what they say? Oh, come on man up you'll be alright. You're just having a bad day.
I have teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and I would love for you to join my team on September 14th at Little Harbor School in Portsmouth as we walk 5k to raise awareness about mental health to fight suicide. Check in/registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the walk is at 10 a.m.
Together we will be a part of the movement turning hope into action. Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Hope to see you at the walk.