As we dive into the holiday season, let's remember it's not all glitter and cheer for everyone.
Mental health and gun ownership often carry a stigma, below you'll find links to help when you or someone you know needs it most. (You are welcome to share this email and the info with anyone who wants or needs it.)
Just a gentle reminder: if you're struggling this holiday season or at any time, consider me your safe space and a supportive resource. Speaking of resources here they are:
Hold My Guns - Hold My Guns’ mission is to connect responsible firearm owners with voluntary, private off-site storage options, through our national network of partnering gun shops and FFLs, during times of mental health crisis or personal need.
Walk the Talk America - Bridging the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership.
Walk the Talk America believes that by improving the quality and availability of mental health resources to gun owners we can reduce suicide by firearm. We are paving the way by educating mental health professionals about gun culture and breaking negative stigmas around mental health for gun owners. We are saving lives.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call. Text. Chat. (988lifeline.org) - We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Personal Safety Plans - Official Posts and Documents / HMG Documents - Hold My Guns Community Forum - The benefits of having a personal safety plan gives your designated person a customized guide to understanding your triggers and how to best support you, this document can be your lifeline during emergencies with contacts and strategies when you need them most.
Stay Safe and above all Be Empowered On Purpose!