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As we see an uptick in new gun buyers, we can’t stress enough the importance of training. This includes every aspect of firearms. #safestorage can save a life, especially when you have children or a loved one who is experiencing a mental health crisis in the house. You can keep your firearm locked up and practice retrieving it out of your safe storage device to where it becomes #secondnature There are many options for quick access #safes. Pick the one that works best for you and practice using it on a regular basis. Train just as hard accessing your firearm as you would using it.
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#walkthetalkamerica #firearmsafety #americangunowners #sociallyconcious2a #mentalhealthmonth #gunownerscare #changethenarrative
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Over the past few years, there are terms in mental health that are almost “cliche.” We all have heard #endthestigma over and over again. Unfortunately, we have to keep hammering it. There is way too much stigma still. Hats off to Mariah on this one. There is no one size fits all solution to a mental illness. We have to be careful with the way we handle it. We are responsible for trying different ways to achieve our goal and most importantly....monitoring how we feel. In the #secondamendment community, we stigmatize meds....many times blaming the cause of horrific mass shootings on a medication the shooter was on. It helps many make sense of something even though there really isn’t any way to honestly do it. There are so many variables when it comes to these events. One thing we need to remember is that there are millions of functioning people that take medication that never cause any harm to themselves or others...just like there are millions of people that have a mental health diagnosis that will never harm any one or themselves......just like there are millions of gun owners that never cause any harm to others. You see where I’m going with this...#stigma sucks period. I’m not saying throw medication at everyone because that is not the answer as well. What I am saying is we have to be careful not to stigmatize those that can benefit from a carefully monitored prescribed drug. Remember the old saying “stay away from Mike, he’s OFF his meds.” There is a reason you never hear anyone say “stay away from Mike, he’s ON his meds.” Mariah put it beautifully by saying she is trying something out, she’s keeping an eye on how she feels, and it seems to be working. There are many ways of doing this and living a long, healthy, and productive life while being on medication.
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#walkthetalkamerica #shiftinperspective #takingmeds #findtherightbalance #mariahcarey
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#happymothersday❤️ from #walkthetalkamerica May your day be full of love and joy!
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#smile #itsyourday #momsoftheworld
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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.

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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.

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Suicide Prevention, Gun Negligence and Our Responsibilities