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Stamp Out Stigma: Suicide Prevention Event in Amarillo This Saturday

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Today, Haley Stoddard of Texas Panhandle Suicide Prevention Coalition stopped by "High Plains Morning" to share details of the event and encourage a community conversation about mental wellness.

The conversation about mental wellness seems to be in the foreground these days, especially in light of the pandemic, climate change, global instability, and political polarization. Thankfully, there’s a big move to shine a light on depression, trauma, and thoughts of suicide – eliminating the shame that used to surround the topic. Today, Haley Stoddard of the Texas Panhandle Suicide Prevention Coalition stopped by High Plains Morning to share details of their event this Saturday, September 11th in Amarillo: SOS—Stamp Out Stigma, an event focused on community connection and mental wellness. It begins at 8:30 am CT at the Amarillo Public Library’s Southwest Branch (6801 SW 45th, Amarillo) with a conference featuring speakers, experts, and mental health professionals addressing survival of suicide loss. After that, join the team for a walk around John Stiff Park at 11:00 am CT. Finally, the event ends with a community fair, also in the park. Attendees can access resources, meet local organizations that offer help for those struggling, learn about volunteer opportunities; plus, enjoy shopping, food trucks, live music, & more. Click here for details of the event. For our full interview, click the link at the top of this page.

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.