The call to action happening in our community and across the country following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd includes all of us. We must identify racism where we see it and hold each other — our friends, family, neighbors and coworkers — accountable. We’ve made the commitment at WFPK to listen and to use our platforms to amplify more voices across our community.
On this Mental Health Day, let’s remember an important part of mental health is feeling heard and understood. If you have privilege, we encourage you to do the research, find ways to support Black people and people of color, and make permanent changes in your community to combat racism.
Join us Wednesday from 8 am till 6 pm for a WFPK Mental Health Day. Call 502-814-WFPK and request a song that lifts us ALL up, gives you hope or helps you cope! Call 502-814-9375, find us on Facebook and Twitter or send an email to email@example.com.
Here are some excellent resources for further education:
- What is Systematic Racism? – an easy-to-understand video series
- Educational Resources via Black Lives Matter
- Talking About Race – National Museum of African American History
- History of Racist US Laws and their effects throughout American history
- The Road Not Taken – Housing and Criminal Justice 50 Years After the Kerner Commission Report
- Social Exclusion: The Decisions and Dynamics that Drive Racism
Remember there are mental health resources for you, family and friends.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention page on Mental Health during COVID-19
Kentucky chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Louisville Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 502-589-4313.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The Veterans Crisis and Military Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Crisis Text Line (free text message service) is 741-741
Centerstone KY: Acute Child Psychiatric Services Crisis Line is 502-589-8070
Kentucky Nurses Association: Kentucky Nurses Helping Nurses 1-877-358-0420
Covid19 Hotline is 1-800-722-5725
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