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The Builder's Journey

Jul 21, 2020

Welcome to Rescue Run; a multipart series on suicide prevention.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to call a Suicide Prevention Lifeline?  If so, this is episode maybe for you (or a friend).


Through alternating phone calls with his friends and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Alex sets out to normalize the conversation surrounding asking for help.


What if…you could experience what its like to talk to someone in a setting that was completely private, non-judgmental and totally anonymous?

In this episode, Alex talks about…

  • Explaining the voicemail that started this whole thing
  • Communicating with the National Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Bobby Knox picks up the phone to lift up Alex’s spirit
  • 5 myths about suicide and the national suicide prevention hotline
  • Alex’s second call to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Peter Davis, former professional cyclist, brings optimism for life
  • Eric from the NSPH talks spreading the message with Alex
  • Dr. Ted Weber discuss what’s appropriate to joke about during COVID
  • Tara from the NSPH informs Alex about their process


Links to resources:

Colorado Crisis Service: Text “talk” to 38255


National Crisis Text Line: Text “home” to 741741


Call Dr. Ted Weber: 970-343-4641

Reach out to Dr. Ted Weber:



Reach out to Peter Davis:


Vail Daily article on Rod Powell:


Jeremy Davis Obituary:


National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

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