Walk The Talk America

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.

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Our Mission

Walk The Talk America™ funds research and development for outreach and promotion of mental health to reduce the misconceptions and prejudices that exist when it comes to mental illness and firearms. We believe we can be a catalyst for change by working with experts in the mental health industry.

Our Goal

Our goal is to raise awareness and create a change in the misunderstandings regarding mental illness and firearms by bringing together industry leaders to reduce gun violence, negligence, suicide and the trauma created by these events. Develop programs for suicide prevention, firearms negligence, trauma mitigation, and child safety.

Collaboration

We have created alliances between the leading experts and organizations in the Firearms and Mental Health Industries. They have the knowledge and proper call to action to reach those who may want the help but have either been ignored or simply have been too afraid to seek help, because of the misconceptions that come with mental illness.

Commitment

We have also established commitments from several experienced and concerned colleagues in the firearm industry that are willing to donate their time, resources, and money to help.  Historically, both industries have cared deeply about this issue but have never been connected.

Community

WalktheTalkAmerica.org is a way to bring people together. The professionals and academics from both industries are moving forward with combining efforts, information, and resources to achieve our vision for the future.

#solutionarysummit2020

September 12

#Repost @michael_sodini
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It’s an honor to be part of this historic event! Look forward to meeting those that are attending the inaugural #solutionarysummit in #atlanta (September 12, 2020).

For more info, please visit:

SolutionarySummit.eventbrite.com

#repost @majtoure @trench_work_chronicles

Welcome to Solutionary Summit 2020!

This one-day event will present a host of independent thinkers from all backgrounds to YOU! The day will start with a firearms course from nationally known instructors, leading into two panels on economics, cultural discussions, and political strategy from a powerful line up of speakers.

Both panels will include Q & A sessions discussing freedom, the attacks on liberty, race relations, effective community outreach, and other current topics.

All general admission tickets give access to the firearms course and both panels, the next tier ticket includes preferred seating to both panels, the firearm course, and the evening meet and greet for a more intimate interaction with panelists.

There are ONLY 300 seats available, hit the link in the bio, grab them now as this event WILL SELL OUT. Comment who YOU are excited to meet, can’t wait to see you all there, be safe, be Solutionary!

SolutionarySummit.eventbrite.com
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Take a free and anonymous screening at wtta.org/love .⁣⁣
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The Depression Test is for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness. The depression test is also available in Spanish.⁣⁣
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The Anxiety Test is for people who feel that worry and fear are affecting their ability to function day-to-day. The anxiety test is also available in Spanish.⁣⁣
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The Psychosis Test is for young people (age 12-35) who feel like their brain is playing tricks on them (seeing, hearing or believing things that don't seem real or quite right).⁣⁣
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The Bipolar Test is for individuals who have mood swings - or unusual or extreme shifts in mood and energy.⁣⁣
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The Eating Disorder Test can help explore eating related concerns that have an impact on your physical health and overall well-being.⁣⁣
The PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Test is for those who are bothered by a traumatic life event.⁣⁣
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The Parent Test is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.⁣⁣
The Youth Test is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.⁣⁣
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The Addiction Test (Alcohol and substance use test) will help determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.⁣⁣
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The Work Health Survey is not a mental health screening, but a survey meant to help us identify strategies to help companies do better. The survey is updated annually. You can find information about the results of last year's survey here.⁣⁣
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The Caregiver Survey is not a mental health screening, but a survey meant to help us understand and address the needs of people who provide care for others living with mental illness.⁣⁣
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Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to discuss the results with a provider.
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#walkthetalkamerica is proud to get the dialogue going with the VA. As many of you know, the firearms industry is made up of many #veterans so it would make sense that we have leaders in the VA take a special interest in our community. We can’t make positive change if we don’t communicate and pass factual information back and forth. We look forward to strengthening this relationship in the years to come!
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#Repost @nogginnotes
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Our new podcast episode: Veteran Suicide
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In todays episode we are joined by Dr. Matt Miller who has a PHD in psychology and the current director of Veterans Administration Suicide Prevention Program.



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. To take your Free Mental Health screening visit WTTA.org/LOVE
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Download with Apple Podcasts and/or any other podcast platforms like Podbean, Spotify and CastBox to name a few. https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-7e6v7-e48a63🎙🎙
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Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to http://www.audibletrial.com/NogginNotes and browse the unmatched selection of audio programs – download a title free and start listening..
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If you have any questions or request send us a message at info@nogginnotes.com / info@zephyrwellness.com
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Our show is brought to you by Audible. Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to http://www.audibletrial.com/NogginNotes and browse the unmatched selection of audio programs – download a title free and start listening..
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If you have any questions or request send us a message at info@nogginnotes.com/ info@zephyrwellness.com
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A message from our founder @michael_sodini
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@kidstokings is a program that I’m excited to see take off. I’ve always said that as the #guncommunity, if we know the majority of the gun death total in the #unitedstates is a combination of suicide and violence in #underprivileged #underserved communities...then we should be running towards it and the first ones there with solutions. I met @trench_work_chronicles at the 2019 #nrashow He was interviewing me about @walkthetalkus and had asked did I have any plans to branch out to the Black and Latino communities. I told him that nobody wants to see another Blind Side or Dangerous Minds and That he should do it. Of course #wtta would get behind a program, it just had to be the right one. Thankfully he had been planning to do something before we even met so here we are today. I am proud to have WTTA attached to this program because unlike a post on social media, this is actually doing something productive. Helping others, especially our youth, is the most selfless act a human can do. Kids To Kings does just that...really boots on the ground grass roots work that goes into the cities that everybody wants fixed, but nobody wants to get dirty and help. This has been a year in the making because everyone involved has donated their time and energy to this while working a full time job....and damn it...I am extremely proud of that. Stay tuned for more information! We will change lives whether they help us or not.
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#walkthetalkamerica #kidstokings
#sociallyconcious2a #doingsomething #gamechanger #whatmeanstheworldtoyou #grassroots #bootsontheground #changethenarratve #forthekids
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