Free Beer & Hot Wings…Not Always About the Laughs
The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show is normally known for bringing laughs to West Michigan and many cities across the United States, but sometimes they choose to use the power of radio, as a way to help people and today they talked about suicide.
As most news outlets reported today about CNN's host of Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain, committing suicide at the age of 61, The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show took a different direction on the topic.
All the members of the The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show often share funny family situations and even some serious issues as well, but today they went a step further.
The show took calls from people across the country sharing their stories and their own feelings regarding suicide. The show also took calls from professionals who provided information on how to get help.
While most news outlets focused on why or how Anthony Bourdain committed suicide, Free Beer & Hot Wings wanted to make it clear that if you need help, help is out there and in most cases the help is free.
The show made it clear that each member of the show as well as any individual has some sort of an issue to deal with. Not that everyone is suicidal, but sometimes people need help in dealing or coping with an array of different issues. The point is, if you are having an issue with suicide or anything, that there is someone out there who will listen to and help you and most importantly, its OK to seek help.
Free Beer & Hot Wings show member, Justin, shared his own dealings with suicide and how he was angry at the rest of the cast for confronting him on his thoughts of suicide. He has since been going to therapy and even admits to increasing the therapy to keep him on the pathway to healing.
Usually the power of radio is used to make people laugh or provide them with music or some sort of fun entertainment, but when the power of radio is used to actually help people, that is when radio is at its best.
The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show demonstrated once again, the show is more than just about the laughs, its about helping people. Free Beer & Hot Wings will be posting the section of the their show today regarding suicide at www.freebeerandhotwings.com. If you know someone who really needs to hear today's show, please share this link with them.
If you, or anyone you know are having suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. The number will direct you to local help. You can also text "CONNECT" to 741741.