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Sports Announcer Eric Nadel Suggests One Thing You Need to Know

Amidst all the glitz and glamour, this voice of the Texas Rangers gets right to the heart of a pressing matter.

There are many things I could tell you about the 2017 Fashion Stars for a Cause signature gala that took place on Friday night at the Dallas Country Club to benefit the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas, but few of them are more important than this:


214-828-1000


Sure, I could mention multiple facets of the glamorous evening which featured a lovely cocktail reception, elegant seated dinner, fashion show by a dozen accomplished local women, and an eagerly-anticipated raffle prize giveaway comprised of a trip on the Orient Express along with $5,000 in J. Pacetti jewels, a tux from Q Clothier, and a posh gown from Binzario Couture. But it was well-known radio sports announcer Eric Nadel (the award-winning voice of the Texas Rangers) who summed up, in his keynote speech, the very point of the entire night by simply asking one important question:


Do you know the phone number?


I hope so. ... It should be in all of your phones; if not for you, for somebody you know.


214-828-1000


This hotline provides 24-hour assistance for those in crisis, especially suicidal crisis, so that they may find hope for the future. Nadel himself has what he considers to be too many friends and family members who've struggled with depression, so he began looking for ways to offer assistance after the recent untimely death of Rusty Rose (his former boss and one of the former owners of the Texas Rangers). Striving to de-stigmatize mental health issues, Nadel encourages Americans to recognize the five signs of emotional suffering in people who may be feeling hopeless and helpless:


  • Personality Change
  • Agitation
  • Withdrawal
  • Poor Self Care
  • Hopelessness

With a strong call to use our personal resources to help meet the emotional needs of students, veterans, the homeless, and others around us, Nadel champions initiatives like the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas along with the nationwide Campaign to Change Direction. Supported locally by the organization OK to Say, the need to ask for help with mental disorders is now coming closer to the forefront thanks to high-profile Texans like George W. Bush, Emmitt Smith, Rhett Miller of the Old 97's, and many more. Outspoken personalities across the country also include prolific Nashville singer/songwriter Daphne Willis whose touching song Somebody's Someone has gone viral and reminds us consider the well-being of individual members in our society since each is somebody's brother, somebody's son, somebody's mother father, somebody's someone.


Additionally working on the frontlines to bring hope to those in despair is Fashion Stars for a Cause event organizer Yvonne Crum who works tirelessly in this endeavor alongside SCC Executive Director Margie Wright to raise the necessary support for much-needed free community programs like the crisis telephone line, Teens Can Survive awareness training, and the unique Survivors of Suicide service which provides ongoing comfort to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide.


For more information or to become involved with the Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas, you can reach their hotline at 214-828-1000, consider becoming a volunteer, attend a charity event, or visit them online at:


Suicide & Crisis Center of North Texas

Fashion Stars for a Cause

Daphne Willis - Somebody's Someone This song is dedicated to anyone and everyone who knows addiction, mental illness, homelessness or all of the above. Be strong and use your local resources. Together, we can make a difference. Pass it on. Daphne Willis - Somebody's Someone
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