Second Lady Karen Pence says if there’s a silver lining to the pandemic, it’s that people are talking more about mental health.
Pence told Fox News on Thursday that she believes there’s a need to be more open and honest about mental health issues, and that we need to reduce the stigma on suicide.
She says everyone is feeling some type of anxiety and a sense of isolation. Pence said this is the perfect opportunity for people to talk more and bring up the conversation of suicide prevention.
The former Indiana First Lady says simply reaching out to someone in need and letting them you’re willing to help is an excellent way to start the conversation.