Grief Reiki® returned as guest on the Loss To Profound TV hosted by Val Uchendu. This episode, filmed at the start of Suicide Prevention Month, was specifically dedicated to Removing the Stigma on Suicide. The primary guest was Chris Bright, Senior Education Manager from The Trevor Project. Toward the end of the show I spoke about my two loved ones who died by suicide and how Reiki can help bring relaxation and stress reduction to those with mental health issues. Watch Now
VAL UCHENDU BIO
Val emigrated from Nigeria to United States to pursue his dream, but took a detour when he volunteered at a local hospital. He spent the next few years, pursing a benevolent career, earned a Bachelor degree in Nursing, and ongoing Master’s Degree in Anesthesia and worked in various areas in the healthcare from inpatient care such as Cardiothoracic Intensive care, postoperative care, and emergency to out-patient care and case management. As a Registered Nurse, Val also became a community advocate for mental health, became a field Ambassador for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as a field Ambassador and currently Co-Chairperson for the Out of Darkness Pasadena Walk, he will be coordinating 10 different committees for a 600+ person yearly walk to promote suicide prevention and mental health awareness. As natural talent Val enjoyed the privilege of being creative, thanks to his parents who fostered his natural talents; he became an avid lover of all things Music, TV, Film and Theatre. Val knew his dream was to connect with people in a different manner, a manner most natural to him, whether it was with his patients at the hospital or his audience on stage or behind the screen it was the same deep human connection that hears, sees and empathizes with whatever and whoever he’s in contact with.
Val took a detour, but he never lost sight of his dream, a dream that has become a commitment to himself, his late brother, family, patient, audience and community. Val founded Lostandprofoundtv LLC, an entertainment network and brand where people who have learned how turn their loss into something profound will share with others how they did it. The goal is to entertain, educate, engage, enlighten and empower others. Lostandprofoundtv is the home of Val’s Show on You Tube called, “In the Loop with Val” and his UBN radio show, “Loss to Profound.” It will also be the home for Val’s upcoming Motivational and Inspirational books, Movies, TV-shows. Val believes in living life and becoming a solution through giving and love. As the last child in a successful and educated family of six, now five; lostandprofoundtv was inspired by the death his late brother who shared Val’s dream of coming to America, but died in a car accident a month before his departure.
GUEST CHRIS BRIGHT, THE TREVOR PROJECT
The primary guest on this Episode was Chris Bright, Senior Education Manager from The Trevor Project. Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.
Trevor Lifeline – The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24), available at 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorChat – A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from 3–10pm ET / Noon–7pm PT.
TrevorText – A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Monday–Friday from 3–10pm ET / Noon–7pm PT at 202-304-1200.
TALK RADIO/LIVE BROADCAST INFORMATION
Loss to Profound TV can be found on many different platforms such as: You Tube, iTunes, and iHeart Radio.
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Sending you love, comfort and peace!