It is my honor to share my conversation with Amber Carroll of "Team Jake" today. She speaks so bravely - and so boldly - as a sister who lost her precious brother, her best friend, to suicide on January 2, 2019. On that day she says her whole world changed and that she will never be the same person. She shares with me who Jake was and how he still inspires her today. After finding his journals, she became inspired to use his words to help others who are struggling - including herself. This is a touching story for siblings but also for anyone who has lost someone by suicide.
Here's a bit about Amber:
"Amber Carroll is a broadcast journalist based out of California and co-founder and President of the non-profit, We Are Team Jake. After losing her brother, Jake, to suicide in 2019, she became a mental health awareness and suicide prevention advocate.
She is an avid traveler, living in close to 12 states, a dedicated runner, and a huge sports fan. Amber is also a Certified Life Coach focusing on helping people write their own stories."
Find TEAM JAKE HERE
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Find them on TWITTER HERE as well
About the Podcast: The “ I Love You and So Do Others Podcast” is a unique outlet providing various resources, contacts, groups, and events surrounding mental health! The I Love you and So Do Others Podcast is intended for a mature audience. Episodes discuss topics that can be triggering. I am not a licensed therapist or a medical professional. I have no medical license or professional counseling license. The opinions expressed by those on this show are their own and do not reflect the views of myself or We Are Team Jake. Thank you so much for listening to the I Love You and So Do Others Podcast.
My WEBSITE "The Leftover Pieces; Rebuilding You" support central - MY HUB - and that means my different SUPPORT GROUP Options are available. Go DIRECTLY to my SUPPORT page here where you will find ALL of the ways to connect and find support. My first two books (tools I am creating for you!) in the "Facing Life After Suicide" series are available on Amazon
If you, or someone you know, is struggling with suicidal thoughts PLEASE reach out:
The National Suicide Lifeline is there for you OR CALL 988
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