Indy’s WZPL Saves A Life!

The Smiley Morning Show Mobilizes to Save a Listener..

September 8, 2018

The Smiley Morning Show on WZPL in Indianapolis recently received a tweet from a listener named Brett on their Twitter account. The post stemmed from a phone call with the station after he revealed his troubles at home on-air.

Brett had sent several tweets that raised a lot of red flags for the staff. The team went into action to locate him and called 911 and get him the help he needed.

Check out the first-hand account, from Brett, and the station here:

Since the situation occurred, Brett has reconnected with his wife and says he’s doing much better. The couple just welcomed their first child together! Brett’s story reminds us that it’s okay to not be okay – and while reaching out for help may be the most difficult first step  - he’s thankful that he got the help he needed.

Tomorrow, September 9th at 7am, will kick start National Suicide Prevention Week with our ‘I’m Listening’ special… a conversation to help end the stigma of talking about mental health with featured guests including Pearl Jam, Alessia Cara, Michael Phelps, Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind, Brantley Gilbert, and many more.

Follow the conversation on Twitter and Instagram (@ImListening_org) using #ImListening.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression and thinking of suicide, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255; ot text ‘TALK’ to 741-741.