Forget the reasons why it won't work. And believe the one reason why it will.
via Crowdrise 3 years ago
"It's not the right order of things. You're not supposed to bury your children, they're supposed to bury you." — quoted from Good Charlotte's music video for Hold On
Growing up is always a challenge for young people. And growing up in this day and age seems to be a lot more difficult thanks to the various social networks and technologies that allow bullying to happen for all to see at the click of a button.
When I was in high school going through my own issues/suicide stages, I didn't have this kind of support. I know it would have been easier to pull through if I did and I must say it's re-assuring and AMAZING to see just how many people are speaking out against bullying and showing their support for anyone who may feel that life isn't worth living.
You can read more about my thoughts on this here: http://lollyxo.blogspot.com/2010/09/we-all-bleed-same-way-as-you-do.html
I am proud to be a part of this project and I believe we can do great things!
"Sometimes it seems like you are the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, unsatisfied, barely getting by. But that feeling’s a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes-someone to helps us hear the music in their world, to remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there. And that someone will find you.” OTH
Second Wind Fund's Mission Statement:
The mission of Second Wind Fund, Inc. is to decrease the incidence of teen suicide nationally by removing financial and social barriers to treatment for at-risk youth and to create a network of local affiliates to provide such services in their own communities.
Bethany Joy Galeotti took to her blog to speak out about what she's calling The American Gossip Epidemic. Joy says:
"If you are a teenager, I don't envy you your pain, but I do see the amazing opportunity you have to change the environment around you. Your parents aren't perfect, no one is, and if they didn't teach you to be kind then teach yourself. Take responsibility for your own words, thoughts and actions and make this world a better place than what has been left to you. Please. We have to start somewhere..."
So PLEASE! Contribute in anyway you are able to. Join the team, donate to Second Wind, or start your own project. Anything helps!
"Helping out is #morefunthangossip and Love is ALWAYS louder."