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On our podcast ‘Tales That Tethr’, tethr Founder & CEO Matt Zerker interviews entrepreneurs, experts, thought leaders, and regular people about what is means to be a man, the challenges that modern men face, and how to overcome challenges and live life in a more connected and authentic way.

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Suicide Prevention Month may be nearing its end but we’re nowhere near finished spreading awareness. In fact, we’re bringing our message to our largest audience yet.

This Saturday, September 26th, join us for the Hope Rising Suicide Prevention Virtual Summit. The 12-hour, completely free, global event includes keynote speakers, panels, workshops, a film fest, live music, spoken word dancing, kids activities, virtual exhibit booths, and networking.

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The event was organized by the Hines Foundation and Magellan Health. Magellan Health, a Fortune 500 company, is a leader in managing the fastest growing, most complex areas of health. They focus on helping individuals live healthy, vibrant lives.

Kevin and Margaret Hines created the Hines Foundation to support initiatives like Hope Rising. You may have seen us sharing Kevin Hines’ story on Instagram in the last few weeks: he attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, a means that only 1% survive. After surviving, Kevin has dedicated his life to sharing his incredible story and encouraging others to “choose life, hope, and healing instead of suicide.”

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tethr recently connected with Kevin Hines (did you catch our IGTV on Kevin’s Instagram?) and it was instantly clear that our goals aligned. “My motto is always: be here tomorrow and then every day after that. I survived the fall, of course, but I would have a long road and a long journey even until today, of living with my diagnosis and trying to fight off depression and bipolar disorder,” Hines told Matt. “I’ll tell you that, just like the tethr app does for men, I learned that when I finally was honest in therapy and treatment and honest with my wife and honest with my friends and honest with my family about the depth of my struggles, that’s when I was able to overcome them every single time.”

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When Kevin invited us to participate in Hope Rising, we were honored. It’s going to be an incredible event with so many leaders in the suicide prevention field. There will be a wealth of information, with topics ranging from clinical best practices, advocacy, and peer support crisis services to wellness, spirituality, and youth empowerment (and so much more). When it comes to suicide prevention, we know that sharing knowledge is essential.

We’ll hear from a huge range of experts, a powerful example of how suicide impacts so many facets of life. The event includes suicide attempt survivors, loss survivors, impacted family and friends, clinicians, physicians, advocates, youth, LGBTQ, BIPOC, Veterans, Health Care Workers, Athletes, Musicians, First Responders, Teachers, Faith Leaders, Tech Entrepreneurs, Wellness Experts, Business Leaders, and more.

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As always, tethr is showing up in a big way. Matt Zerker and Addison Brasil are hosting a discussion on the Power of Peer Support. It is an hour-long session on their findings around men supporting men as peers in mental health and wellbeing.

Additionally, Addison will appear on a panel for Survivors of Parental Suicide Loss as a Lived Experience Expert: “finding someone after the death with the added element of a suicide is beyond difficult. Adding to that the personal relationship of losing a father, the grief, and the processing. It’s a life long journey. I’m honored to join the other survivors and offer any hope I can.”

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tethr will also have a virtual booth where you can visit us throughout the event. “Think of the virtual booth much like tethr’s orange emoji — it’s a place throughout the whole event that signifies to all men who are struggling to break the barriers in their journey that we are not alone. There are peers just like them at tethr who are making sure safe spaces exist."

And we mentioned this all FREE right? If you’re feeling as inspired as we are, sign up now to reserve your spot.

Join us along with these Hope Rising partners:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

American Association of Suicidology

Living Works

Zero Suicide Institue

RI International

Livin

United Suicide Survivors International

Vibrant Emotional Health

The Trevor Project

Mental Health America

National Suicidology Training Center

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

#SameHere

Youth Mental Health Canada

Robert Louis Stevenson School

Hope Squad

Suicide the Ripple Effect

The Inner Ninja Foundation

Heartrise Movement

#BeThe1To

Start Up Recovery

Reflecting & Ascending

JSTV

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tethr is the first peer-to-peer support platform that connects men for open conversations about real life. We provide men with a safe, barrier-free online space for open dialogue and genuine support, allowing men to connect deeply with themselves, other men, and everyone their lives touch.