With the recent news of a young man at the age of 9 who committed suicide after being bullied and told “you should kill yourself” it seems appropriate to bring people together to discuss this tragedy and how and what we can do to help those that are suffering, showing compassion, understanding and love, to bring them a better life. Please listed as my guests SHADI POURKASHEF and Jim Taylor discuss this very important issue of suicide. Craig

JIM TAYLOR is the Chairman for the Orange County Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is dedicated to helping to remove the stigma of suicide, encouraging dialog and bringing it out of the darkness. When he is not working on suicide prevention Jim is a working comedian, President of the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association (Swallows Day Parade) and Chairman for the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade.

SHADI POURKASHEF is the Founder of Ability Awareness Project, a Laguna Beach nonprofit that provides anti-bullying education for children, parents, and educators. She’s also an Official Founding member of World Kindness USA and the GoodWill Ambassador of World Kindness for the city of Laguna Beach as of July. She’s started a Kindness initiative in town to help our city towards becoming internationally recognized as a World Kindness City. She also works as a film composer and piano teacher, enjoys yoga, beach walks, art walks and gelato!