I joke around all the time on-air about what I call 'fake Internet holidays.' You know what I'm talking about. National Blueberry Pie Day. National Handbag Day. National Create a Vacuum Day. Those are all real holidays according to National Day Calendar, by the way. I didn't make those up!
However, today isn't one of those silly holidays I would roast on the radio. Today is World Mental Health Day, and it's extremely important.
We lose 2,200 people to suicide every. single. day. That's a tragic number. The point of World Mental Health Day is that EVERY DAY is World Mental Health Day. Even Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran teamed up on Instagram today to spread awareness that we all need to be there for each other.
There are so many resources if you or someone you know is struggling. You reaching out could literally save a life. This World Mental Health Day, I've partnered up with an organization called HeartSupport to spread awareness and offer an outlet for help. If you want to GIVE OR RECEIVE support, just text “alexmaclive” to 512.647.2871. Let’s be there for each other, and make every day World Mental Health Day.