CW: Grief, Death
Hello, Podwalkers, and welcome back to another episode of the Goblin Lore Podcast! May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the plan is for all the episodes this month to relate to important topics within Mental Health. We are also participating (along with other excellent creators) in #MentalHealthMtG and attempting to raise money for MH Organizations!!
Earlier Hobbes put out a call for Magic Story related to Grief and people answered with everything from storylines (Feldon, Ajani, Kamahl) to Flavor Texts to Card Names to Art. Grief is a tough topic to tackle and we had previously reached out to our friend (and fellow Hipster of the Coaster?) Ryan Sainio about finally doing an episode. He has been open about the loss of his sister and today he discusses his personal journey with grief (he has touched on it in a scripted audio drama). This also leads to an examination of the Stages of Grief popularized across Media and why they might not be the best way to discuss this difficult process.
Again we would like to state that Black Lives Matter (with a link to where you can offer support both monetary and not).
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On another new note we continue our partnership with The Fireside Alliance. From their main page: "An independent media network and a progressive community of progressive communities". Please check them out!
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.