Tag: suicide prevention

If I Died Tonight

If I Died Tonight

Do you realize that 1 in 5 people have considered suicide?

Looking at the title of this post might make you worry about me. I’m fine. I’m launching a new project and I want to share it with you.

The struggles of life, and death is not a fun topic to talk about but recently I had an epiphany that this is something I should create a podcast about. The fact that so many people have thought or are thinking about ending their lives is real. I plan to use my gifts to minister in this podcast.

The podcast will cover more than suicide actually. It is going to cover some of life’s most messed up moments. Some of us don’t know how to process it. Some of us get overwhelmed and think that there is no way out but to end our lives.

Experiencing suicidal thoughts does not always mean that a person will kill themselves. It does mean you need to hear from someone that wants to hear from you.

I have overcome a lot in my life. It does me no earthly good not to help as many people as I can deal with the transitions of life.

You may not be so-called “religious” but it is my faith and belief in God that is orchestrating this in my life. It is my belief that if I do this I will help someone that needs it. There’s a good chance I’ve experienced or know of what you are going through, got beat down for it, and found my way out of it. This show wants to help you survive another week.

I am passionate about life and want more people to enjoy theirs.

There is hardly anything that you can go through that someone else hasn’t. Life doesn’t play favorites. It hits us all.

This COVID-thing is new to everyone under 90 years old, but we’ve even had plagues before.

• Are you dealing with sadness right now?
• Are you grieving?
• Are you feeling guilty for something you done?
• Are you pissed off, I mean angry and think you should get some payback?
• Are you feeling like you are a burden to others, that you are worthless?
• You feeling like is not worth living anymore?
• Do you feel trapped, and it can be physically or emotionally?
• Feeling like things will never get better?
• Are you just in pain?

But wait there’s more:

The show won’t be morbid and sad though. I plan to encourage and share all the wisdom I have and can get from smarter people on strategies for doing better as a person.
Consider me your uncle, brother or friend that wants you to win. I’m still working out the details on how I am going to do this, but I am planning it now. You’ll see some post until then as I work out the kinks of my plan.

All I know is that I am called to do it. I want to use this voice, this heart and this spirit to save a soul. We’ll see where it goes from there.

I even have an ameliorated title for the podcast.

If I Died Tonight Podcast coming soon.

If you want to be notified of all the developments, you can email me.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Pastor

Pastor

Every community has their holy men, shaman, religious leaders. I am one for the gun community. I am the Friar Tuck of this band of merry minutemen and women that believe in God. I haven’t been promoting it or sharing it openly but have been participating in weddings, funerals, baptisms and private counselings when life events make us jump in the foxhole.

There are no atheist in a foxhole.

When you are contemplating next steps, life and death and where you are going from here, I’ve been called upon to offer an ear, solace, comfort, experience, empathy, and love. Its not a sexy job but I’ve been called to it. I am hard wired to it. I’ve been doing it since 2001.

Sometimes it seems to conflicted with my pro-gun stuff until I realized I was serving the community I was in. I was ordained and served as pastor to Historic Berean Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., for seven years before creating the Speak Life Church, Incorporated.  I still rock the collar but I do it all virtually now.

I’m the pastor of patriots, pistoleros and paladins.

Speak Life is striving to be a continuation of the ministry of the Apostle Paul using technology. Church and fellowship is not about the building you are in, it is about learning and growing closer to Jesus. It is about building friendships and a community. Through the website, podcasting, video, live streaming and social media, people can be reached that do not feel at home in a traditional church. However, Speak Life is not all about technology. Phone calls, personal visits and meet ups are also a huge part of fellowship and are an even larger part of the roadmap for the church.

Although technically, Speak Life has only been operating for several years now, here are some of our successes:

* Helped prevent seven suicides
* Saved several marriages
* Organized charitable fundraisers for good causes
* Saved the home of a terminally ill veteran
* Provided fishing trips and ministry to a senior citizen, dying of cancer
* Officiated at 18 weddings

Our Mission

To restore and strengthen the family, provide hope for those in need and offer a non-traditional place of worship, using technology to be anywhere. All are welcome, including those souls still searching for what they believe in.

Speak Life Church is an IRS 501 (c)3 recognized religious charity, incorporated in the State of Maryland in 2018.
A fellowship that uses technology to create a non-traditional place of life-affirming strength and worship everywhere to everyone.

Check out our weekly podcast at speaklifepodcast.com

Contact info if you need me:

pastor@speaklifechurch.net

Ways you can support the Mission.

Givelify

PayPal Charity

Patreon

Amazon purchases

You can support the ministry by check or money order by sending it to Speak Life Church, PO BOX 2, upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Conversation with US Navy Seal, Thom Shea

Conversation with US Navy Seal, Thom Shea

Focus can change your life. When you focus on your life to make it better, it happens. This week I decided to drop some things and expand on others.  The inspiration for this was a conversation I had with a U.S. Navy SEAL,

(Ret.) Senior Chief, Thom Shea.  I have a couple of other podcasts and the one focused on self-improvement was blessed to have him as a guest.

 

Thom is quite accomplished.
* He served 23 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL
* He is the only SEAL in history to endure the infamous “Hell Week” FIVE times, after being knocked out four times due to illness or injury
* He was hand-selected to serve as Officer In Charge of the famed SEAL Sniper course (he’s trained the best of the best; I like to call him “The SEAL behind the SEALs”)
* Bestselling author of “Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life” and his new release “Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos”
* Retired with distinguished valor, having earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor, Army Commendation with Valor and two Combat Action Medals
* He’s trained thousands of people around the world via his company, Unbreakable Leadership

 

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Here’s the video that almost didn’t make it.  It’s raw but the start of a campaign for vets, warriors and law enforcement to not give up.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
What Is Depression and How Does it Work

What Is Depression and How Does it Work

Check out this episode!

This is the fourth episode of the Game Changers Podcast.  Show notes below.

  • Depression
  • The Stigma The Truth
  • What do you do when…
  • Conversation with a Dr of Psychiatry
  • 1-800-273 TALK (8255)

Has something happened in your life recently that has got you down? You going through something? (Most of us are) You drinking, smoking or popping something to help you cope? You watching a lot of porn? (what’s a lot, right?)
You might be depressed.

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or feeling “empty”
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Irritability acting like you got sand in your draws
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom
We throw ourselves into work, into household projects, we try to stay busy but sometimes, you have to fix you.

Beyond Treatment: Things You Can Do
Here are other tips that may help you or a loved one during treatment for depression:

  1. Try to be active and exercise.
  2. Set realistic goals for yourself.
  3. Try to spend time with other people and confide in a trusted friend or relative.
  4. Try not to isolate yourself, and let others help you.
  5. Expect your mood to improve gradually, not immediately.
  6. Postpone important decisions, such as getting married or divorced, or changing jobs until you feel better.
  7. Discuss decisions with others who know you well and have a more objective view of your situation.
  8. Continue to educate yourself about depression.

Do you have a win? How about a loss? Or you just want to talk to me about something that concerns you? 443-360-5421 is my number. Call me, tell me, leave a message
Shalom Baby,
KennBlanchard.com

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Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.

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