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Promise2Live: 5 Reminders That You Are Valued

As Executive Chairman at USANA Health Sciences, I’ve come to understand the importance of addressing mental health concerns head-on. Today, I want to talk about a cause close to my heart—suicide prevention and Promise2Live.

Recently, I’ve been helping Promise2Live.org raise awareness around suicide prevention and provide resources for those in need. It’s a cause that demands our attention and compassion because it affects countless individuals and communities in ways that are often unseen and unspoken. I’ve seen the critical impact of Promise2Live’s work as they strive to offer a beacon of light in the darkest hours for those who need it most.

Promise2Live is Shaping the Conversation on Suicide Prevention

On Sept. 10, Promise2Live hosted an amazing global event to help everyone from kids to adults who might struggle with suicidal thoughts. Please watch it on YouTube.

As part of September’s Suicide Prevention Month, I shared on my LinkedIn five reminders that I believe can help each one of us remember our worth, our value, and our purpose in life.

1. Self-Love

We must embrace who we are, with all our strengths and flaws. Each one of us is unique, and that uniqueness is actually our superpower. It gives us the ability to contribute to the world in a way no one else can. As we genuinely love ourselves, we’ll see increased self-esteem, healthier relationships, and improved mental and emotional health.

2. Connections

Our relationships with family, friends, and loved ones nourish our soul. They give us strength, comfort, joy, smiles, and laughs. It’s important to stay connected, to reach out, and to let others in. When someone says, “How are you?” they’re showing love, care, and interest. Those conversations from loved ones can provide comfort and support when it’s needed most.

3. Support

Life can be challenging, and sometimes, we all need help. And I’ve found it’s OK to ask for it. It’s OK to receive it. More than ever, there’s strength in vulnerability, and there’s courage in admitting when we need a listening ear or hand to hold. Remember, you are not in this alone. There is always someone to help you and show love to you. Always.

4. Purpose

Each one of us has passions, dreams, and aspirations. In fact, if I spent five minutes with you, I bet I’d find amazing things about your passion and dreams. Pursuing dreams gives our life meaning and direction. It drives us forward and fuels our spirit. Charge forward with your passion.

5. Gratitude

Finally, practicing gratitude is a powerful tool that I use daily. It brings positivity and perspective into our lives. It helps us appreciate the beauty in the world and the goodness in others.

Supporting One Another Year-Round

USANA partners with Promise2Live for a global suicide prevention campaign.Each one of these reminders serves as a lifeline, a reaffirmation of the genuine worth and value that lives in each of us. Again, please remember that you are loved. You are valued. And you have a purpose.

Now, here’s the important part. Suicide prevention is an ongoing commitment to supporting one another. So let’s turn these words into action! I invite each of you to join me in my mission to make a real impact.

Visit Promise2Live.org to make the promise and start a conversation. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of countless individuals who may be struggling with thoughts of despair and loneliness.

Together, we can bring about change, one conversation at a time. I believe in the power of harmony, compassion, and understanding. And I believe in you.

I shared these thoughts in a LinkedIn post published in September 2023 as part of Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Natural Born Coaches Podcast: Discussing Promise2Live

Natural Born Coaches | Kevin GuestKevin Guest, the Executive Chairman of USANA Health Sciences and author of All the Right Reasons, appeared on the Natural Born Coaches podcast. Episode 834 debuted on Sept. 11, 2023. Brandy Vega, founder of Good Deed Revolution and the Promise2Live campaign, joined Kevin and host Marc Mawhinney on the episode.

In the interview, the guests discuss the global mental health crisis and why they urge everyone to “promise to stop the stigma, start conversations, and save lives.”

🎙️ Listen to the full interview on the Natural Born Coaches website

🎥 Watch the conversation on YouTube


Natural Born Coaches: About the Podcast

Marc Mawhinney founded the podcast in 2014 as a way to help coaches grow their businesses. Now featuring more than 830 episodes, the weekly podcast continues to provide coaches with actionable strategies.

In May 2023, USANA partnered with Good Deed Revolution to help stop the stigma of talking about suicide and mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Resources are also available online.

Join Me in Making the Promise2Live

The Promise2Live pledge is a promise not only to our loved ones but also to ourselves as we recognize Suicide Prevention Month in September.USANA partners with Promise2Live for a global suicide prevention campaign.

USANA Health Sciences is a company dedicated to health and well-being. We believe that true health encompasses both the body and the mind. While we have made significant strides in understanding physical health, we have continued work to do with the mind.

To truly be healthy, we have to take the mind into consideration. That’s why our mission is to spark conversations and create a safe space for individuals to share their struggles.

Earlier this year, USANA partnered with Good Deed Revolution and its Promise2Live campaign to erase the stigma and start talking more directly about mental health and suicide.

My personal journey and professional associations led me to therapy, where I learned the importance of open communication about suicide.

Read More About My Personal Journey on LinkedIn and in this Deseret News Article.

One thing learned from my therapy is to be part of the solution. To understand it’s OK to say the word suicide and to talk about it directly. I want others to seek harmony and engage in honest conversations with loved ones about mental health.

Take the Promise2Live Pledge

The Promise2Live pledge involves promising to reach out to trusted resources when struggling personally and to share the pledge with others. Thousands of people, including USANA employees and affiliated celebrities, such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and country music star Collin Raye, have already taken the pledge.

Suicide remains a major global issue. The act of openly discussing suicide can release pressure for those struggling, providing crucial relief. By bringing this issue to the forefront, my hope is to reduce the stigma and foster a culture of understanding and support.

As the world comes together during September’s Suicide Prevention Month, I encourage everyone to take the Promise2Live pledge and play a role in saving lives. To learn more and take the pledge, visit www.Promise2Live.org.

Promise2Live Live Event: Sept. 10, 2023

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. I urge you to tune in that evening to watch the Promise2Live livestream event.

Watch Highlights from the 2022 Event

“We are demonstrating the innovative power of using live-streaming on various channels by various influencers as an effective method to get the word out about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health,” Promise2Live Live organizers wrote.

Here is more on the event featuring Brandy Vega, founder of Good Deed Revolution and Promise2Live:

I invite you to learn more about USANA’s partnership with Good Deed Revolution, and I challenge you to make the Promise2Live today. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

Promise2Live Kevin Guest


Join Me in Taking the Promise2Live Pledge

Recently, I made an important promise to myself and my loved ones. I pledged to reach out to friends, family, the 988 crisis hotline, or another resource if I ever feel sad, depressed, hopeless, or suicidal.

USANA partners with Promise2Live for a global suicide prevention campaign.

USANA partners with Promise2Live for a global suicide prevention campaign.

I’m passionate about increasing awareness around suicide prevention and erasing the stigma surrounding mental health. If you feel the same way, I encourage you to join me in making a Promise2Live. You can do so here.

Promise2Live is a global rallying cry for individuals to promise to reach out if they are feeling depressed or suicidal. Studies have shown that people are much more likely to keep a commitment to themselves when a promise is made with someone else.

As an international company focused on health and wellness, USANA has made the promise to save lives by partnering with Good Deed Revolution and its Promise2Live campaign. (I announced the partnership in this video).

Through the partnership, my hope is we reach people around the world and erase the stigma around mental health and discussions about suicide prevention. With the help of our international network of Associates, employees, athletes, and influencers, I believe we can make a significant difference.

I invite you to learn more about USANA’s partnership with Good Deed Revolution. And I challenge you to make the Promise2Live today.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988 to connect with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.


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