Bridging the gap between mental health and safe firearm ownership

Gun owners, firearm sellers, and mental health professionals must band together to protect the rights of all citizens and reduce the number of deaths by suicide. Walk The Talk America believes that by raising awareness and sharing accurate information, we can reach suffering individuals and let them know that they can seek help without consequence in most states. We can pave the way for those in need to gain access to treatment. We can save lives. We can shield their friends, families, and loved ones from the overwhelming sense of grief, confusion, and emptiness that suicide causes.

Cultural Competence Classes Now Enrolling!

Founder of WTTA, Michael Sodini, giving a presentation to mental health professionals

At the Intersection of Guns and Mental Health: The Introductory Course

Presented by Walk the Talk America in partnership with Zephyr Wellness, our cultural competence course is open for registration. Mental health clinicians who wish to improve their understanding of firearms culture can take the introductory class, available online on December 1st. The class is $45 with CEU Certificate (3 CEUs) or free for information only.

Take a free, anonymous mental health screening

Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common, and treatable. And recovery is possible.

We partner with Mental Health America to provide free, anonymous mental health screening tools.

What Walk the Talk America has accomplished

Resources for the Community

Walk the Talk America offers free, anonymous mental health screenings online. We also provide informational flyers for gun manufacturers or firearms store owners to distribute with each sale gun owners are aware of mental health resources.

Resources for the Mental Health Professionals

Bridging the gap between the gun culture community and therapists, Walk the Talk America offers cultural competence classes to educate mental health professionals about the gun culture/2A community to better serve their clients.

Partnerships

We work together with national organizations such as Mental Health America and local organizations like Zephyr Wellness. Through these partnerships, we have been able to bring the mental health community to national firearm shows such as the NRA and SHOT Show.