Episode #1 - SAAD- Suicide Awareness, Anxiety, and Depression. Nearly everyone suffers from anxiety, depression, loneliness, and even suicidal thoughts. It is how those are processed in our brain that determines if we can manage them or if they overwhelm us. Our premier episode for the Help Us Save Lives TV show identifies signs of mental illness and a pathway toward mental wellness. Suicide IS preventable. Anxiety and depression are the early signs of mental stress and illness and suicide is the end of someone's life when the pain overwhelms them to the point that ending that pain is better than choosing to continue their life, with endless agony and pain for the ones they leave behind. This CNN article shows the situation is only getting worse! https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/10/health/suicide-deaths-record-high-2022/index.html
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Help End Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse- Every six days a woman dies at the hands of her partner! They find themselves in dangerous relationships that are ruined by domestic violence against them, and their children. This video, translated into several languages, outlines steps we can take to keep women, men, and their children safe. See the link below about domestic violence and assault, and please sponsor this important documentary today.
Speed Kills- (Finished video approximately 30 to 60 minutes with sponsor information included). This is the initial 11-minute video we co-produced for the RCMP in Kelowna in 1996 to help teens slow down and live, by avoiding speeding and vehicle crashes. This video will be updated with new information about texting and distracted driving, how to communicate with teens on the importance of safe driving, how new drug laws impact teen driving, as well as in-depth interviews of survivors of accidents and the lessons learned. Vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in young people worldwide. See the initial video.
Ending Sexual Assault Against Women and Girls-
Statistics show that sexual assault is far more widespread and under-reported than ever imagined. Often the victims do not wish to relive the events, with the authorities or in court, and women suffer in silence for their entire lifetime. According to this report only six percent of sexual assaults are reported to police, making it the most under-reported crime measured in the General Social Survey on Victimization (Adam Cotter, Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics, Statistics Canada, 2019). https://canadianwomen.org/the-facts/sexual-assault-harassment/#:~:text=Only%20six%20percent%20of%20sexual,%2C%20Statistics%20Canada%2C%202019).
Keeping Health Care Workers Safe- Health care work is the HIGHEST risk job in Canada! Stats show 95% of ALL healthcare workers get assaulted, in some manner, in their careers. Workers in hospitals, care homes, and especially in-home care are at risk; often alone and subject to sexual and physical assaults. This is the highest-risk profession in North America and worldwide! Sponsor/product placement is available for this episode. See the sponsor options below and please sponsor this important documentary episode.
Real Solutions for Ending Homelessness! Nearly every country in the world has a homeless population. Some countries such as Japan and Finland have successfully solved homelessness, while others have failed miserably! This episode identifies which countries and individual states have successful solutions and which ones do not. See more on this study on how each country helps with this problem. https://thehomemoreproject.org/blog/how-homelessness-is-handled-in-different-countries
Finding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children- This short video shows the history of how Indigenous people were removed from their land, put into non-traditional homes, then allowed to return to their own land. Many of these children forced into residential schools were never seen or heard from again. Many are also buried in unmarked graves across Canada and the United States. Murdered women and children must be accounted for too. See video here.
Obesity-A Worldwide Epidemic-
Obesity is a ticking time bomb in some countries, and non-existent in others! Globally 39% of the world's population was overweight or obese in 2016 but in the United States the figure rose to includes nearly 70% of all adults!
The main culprits are fat and sugar, which can become highly addictive! This episode explores the risks of excessive weight gain and obesity and steps that can be taken to reduce our weight and risk from this deadly situation. Often obesity leads to depression, other eating disorders and complications that last a lifetime.
Food Banks Need Help! BC Food Banks Trailer- Over 100,000 people a month are served by 100 food banks in BC alone, with over 1.5 MILLION people using food banks across Canada each month! See this two-minute video for these clients. One unique opportunity we offer is your name, logo, and website ad the end of a short video or documentary like this one. These can range in length from a few seconds to two minutes. See the short video sample here and let us know if we can build one for you, your company, or your organization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO4x5HttFUc&t=5s
Bullying and Harassment Of Our Youth- Our youth face increasing risks; not only from other children and teens but from adults as well. At an age that young people should be exploring life, they find themselves threatened and bullied, or worse yet in danger of school shootings and other risks and hazards. We explore the underlying reasons children and teens bully or are bullied by others and find solutions and steps to help keep our youth safe; not only from other children but from adults as well. Here is a report on the mental health risks from bullying of kids today. https://www.mcleanhospital.org/essential/bullying-kids-teens
Ending Sexual Assault in the Military- Women AND men are sexually assaulted in the military worldwide. This CNN report from Sept. 2021 outlines the details of one stidy. Consider that, according to a 2020 analysis by the DOD of active duty service members surveyed, women who were sexually harassed in 2018 were 12 times more likely to be sexually assaulted that year. Men who were sexually harassed were 42 times more likely to be sexually assaulted that year. LITTLE is being done to solve this global issue and we need to find solutions now! Here is the BBC article about a young woman who took her own life after facing repeated sexual harassment and assaults. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-66982160
Police Brutality- A Workplace Crisis- The world has become an increasingly violent place and the very ones hired and entrusted to protect us are the ones causing the violence! In every city in the US, Canada and other countries the police often resort to brute force, beating, shooting, and killing people, often with criminal charges being laid AGAINST the officers that commit those offenses. This episode identifies changes that need to be made and how to hold the police forces accountable worldwide.
Saving Seniors from Suicide-
In our research for the other episode on suicide, (SAAD-Suicide, Depression and Anxiety) we discovered seniors are at the highest risk of suicide in the world now! Seniors are the highest risk group for suicide of all age groups! Ages 85+ is highest, 75-85 second, ages 25-34 next. Men over 65 are the highest risk of all. This one-hour documentary explores reasons such as the loss of a loved one, financial loss, divorce, or eroding health are all major factors that lead to seniors choosing to end their life rather than live in a nursing home, extended care facility or other choices.
These are some of the additional topics for the first
and second year;
Keeping Women Realtors Safe From Assault
Repeat Offenders-The Revolving Door
Ending Racial Bias and Hatred
Ending Gender and Age Discrimination
Elder and Senior Abuse
Veterans and Solutions
How Addiction is So Harmful
The Opioid Crisis and Potential Solutions
Mental Illness Initiatives
Renewable Energy-Wave of the Future!
Single Use Plastics
Healing Your Body
Our Fragile Mental Health
Keys to Longevity: Living a Long Life
Mental Health in the Workplace
Captive Animals and Zoos
The Ticking Time Bomb-Global Climate Risks
Retraining Our Brains
Saving Indigenous Dialects and History
Effects of Livestock on the Climate
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The trailer for our upcoming Help Us Save Lives docu-series. I believe mental health and wellness are the biggest issues in society today. See our video recap of our Help Us Save Lives TV episodes; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSLqWDKw-aA
Thanks to Roxanne Vaudreuil for this interview! She and I discussed the Help Us Save Lives TV show. Please click on the Settings icon (the small gear symbol) at the bottom on YouTube and choose the 720 option for better resolution. The resolution improves greatly once the video loads completely, so give it time if it does not immediately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b_3-oDcQ8M
A two-minute PSA for the BC Food Banks to raise awareness of the importance of supporting our food banks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO4x5HttFUc&t=5s
Speed Kills- (Finished video approximately 30 to 60 minutes with sponsor information included). This is the initial 11-minute video we co-produced for the RCMP in Kelowna in 1996 to help teens slow down and live, by avoiding speeding and vehicle crashes. This video will be updated with new information about texting and distracted driving, how to communicate with teens on the importance of safe driving, how new drug laws impact teen driving, as well as in-depth interviews of survivors of accidents and the lessons learned. Vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in young people worldwide. See the initial video. https://youtu.be/DOsLqckou64
A very short PSA on keeping women safe from sexual assault. https://youtu.be/yJf1GEZRf5Y