This episode contains strong themes and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
Gavin discusses his research on The 27 Club, a conspiracy theory that connects the deaths of dozens of young popular musicians, artists, actors, and athletes who have died at age 27, often as a result of drug and alcohol abuse or violent means such as homicide, suicide, or transportation-related accidents. Definitely our darkest episode yet. (Hint: You should probably listen to this episode during the daytime.)
Mental Health Resources
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency.
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National Institute of Mental Health - https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Mental Health Resources - http://www.mhresources.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness - https://www.nami.org/
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