Hello, Podwalkers, and welcome back to another episode of the Goblin Lore Podcast! Even though we have passed the months of May and September when we have our heaviest focus on Mental Health, we could not pass up a chance to collaborate with another fantastic guest to discuss Mental Health. Today is Part 1 (and a warning now that Part 2 will definitely be a heavier, important, necessary discussion) in which we mainly talk about Anthony's history with Magic the Gathering. This includes ways that the community and artists interact allowing a dialogue between creator and fan in a way that is rarely seen. The conversations ranges all over the place (we're so sure you are shocked) and ends with us just introducing next week's more direct discussion of Mental Health. We cannot say thank you enough to Anthony Waters for joining for this and will have much more to say about him in next week's episode.
Again we would like to state that Black Lives Matter (with a link to where you can offer support both monetary and not).
We also are proud to have partnered with Grinding Coffee Co a black, LGBT+ affiliated and owned, coffee business that is aimed at providing coffee to gamers. You can read more about their mission here. You can use our partner code for discounted coffee!
As promised, we plan to keep these Mental Health Links available moving forward too. For general Mental Health the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has great resources for people struggling with mental health concerns as well as their families. We also want to draw attention to this article on stigma from NAMI's site.
If you’re thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to right now, you can get support from any of the resources below.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Veteran's can Press 1 at anytime to be taken to the Veteran's Line
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741
- International suicide hotlines: A comprehensive resource list for people outside the US.
- IMAlive: Click Chat Now to access a live online network of volunteers through instant messaging.
- TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText (LGBTQ+ crisis support): 1-866-488-7386, or text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200
- Trans Lifeline (US): (877) 565-8860
You can find the hosts on Twitter: Hobbes Q. at @HobbesQ, and Alex Newman at @Mel_Chronicler. Send questions, comments, thoughts, hopes, and dreams to @GoblinLorePod on Twitter or GoblinLorePodcast@gmail.com.
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