Blue collar people are some of the grittiest, toughest, bravest human beings on the planet. Every building, bridge, and road was built on the backs of their hard work. Every piece of raw material was mined by their calloused hands. They manufacture our goods and transport them around the world. We see that strong outer shell, but there's more to every person than meets the eye. In this podcast blue collar business leaders tell their stories of courage and victory over crushing defeats. That's only possible because of a mental and emotional fortitude and a willingness to ask for help. It's our mission to bring hope to those of us who are strong on the outside, but are living a life of quiet desperation on the inside. We'll do that by working together to tell the truth about the challenges we face, and what it really takes to break through them.

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Empowering the blue collar workforce to live longer, happier lives.

TTT ep 16 – Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas – Suicide Prevention Expert for Construction

March 18, 2021

I got so much gold from my interview with Sally Spencer-Thomas! She shared wisdom from all the amazing work she’s done around suicide prevention- particularly for men and people who work in construction and surrounding industries.

I’m excited to know her and partner with her in the future. Check out the podcast and learn about how every day people like you and me can save somebody’s life.

Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas⁠ was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar disorder.

Here’s some of the gold she shared:

We used our grief to propel us into bold, gap filling efforts to prevent a similar tragedy in someone else’s life. You are not alone – there are so many resources available. I’ve made efforts to see suicide prevention resources grow through humor, writing, and traditional psychology.

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