This week the SPSM (Suicide Prevention Social Media) team talks with JP Sarro and Jack Encarnacio, co-hosts of The Lapsed Fan Wrestling Podcast. Unbeknownst to many people, suicidal ideation and self-harm is prevalent among pro wrestling fans. This is clearly evident in the amount of emails Jack and JP receive every week from devout listeners who credit the podcast with helping them get through the darkest times of their lives. Watch as we deep-dive the reasons why pro wrestling fandom is full of pain, shame, but also comfort as well as what the suicide prevention community can learn from this seemingly fake world.
SPSM Chat is co-hosted by Rudy Caseres, Joelle Marie Nourse, Marie Shanley (Mxiety), Danielle Glick, and Hudson Harris. We stream live (as well as host a Twitter chat) every Sunday evening at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Each week we have a new expert guest to discuss the most important issues in the world of suicide prevention. All past episodes can be viewed on our YouTube channel and at SPSMchat.com. We are also on Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, and Mixer.
**Content warning: SPSM Chat includes content about suicide and other experiences that may be traumatizing to you