BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE
PUNGO — I’ve posted our first podcast, a conversation from earlier this year with Chris Gilchrist about the coming Hampton Roads Morning of Hope, Help and Healing.
Gilchrist, a licensed clinical social worker, is the longtime leader of the Hampton Roads Survivors of Suicide Support Group and the helped found and led the local Out of the Darkness Community Walk, which for years was the largest event of its kind in the U.S.
The Morning of Hope is a new effort to raise awareness about suicide and depression with a greater focus on local efforts. You can find the podcast by clicking on this link.
The conversation was recorded in advance, which is why it references the recent return of a ship as though it was happening that day. Also, there is information about donating at the event’s website. The nonprofit was in the process of being formed when I spoke with Gilchrist.
Here is the summary:
A conversation with Chris Gilchrist of the Hampton Roads Morning of Hope, Help and Healing, which will hold its inaugural event to raise awareness about suicide and depression on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach, Va. Visit hamptonroadssos-hope.org or reach Gilchrist via (757) 483-5111 for information about the event or to get involved. This is a podcast of The Princess Anne Independent News, a community newspaper in Virginia beach. John Doucette, editor of The Independent News, is the host. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter [@PungoPublishing] or visit princessanneindy.com.
A story about the event is on the cover of the current print edition, now on stands in southern Virginia Beach and Currituck County, N.C.
Please let me know if this is the sort of thing we should try again.
Thanks for reading.
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