Unplugged With Liza and Janine -- Part One

September 18, 2014 3:24 PM

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Unplugged With Liza and Janine -- Part One

As we have tried to come to terms with the death of our beloved Robin Williams, discussion around depression and suicide has amplified. Thankfully, just as the conversation began to fade from headline news, we had National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-15). While these campaigns are great in helping to educate and raise awareness, we need to go beyond just being aware for one week out of the year. We need to be talking about these issues every minute of every day. We need to integrate the conversation into our everyday lives while breaking down the barriers of silence and isolation.

For a while now, writer Liza Long and I have been advocating together from long distance. Liza is the author of The Price of Silence and a powerful blog that went viral after the tragedy in Newtown, "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother." Among many things, Liza is known for her poignant accounts of how mental ...

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