Ben Stroud

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Kwynn
Kwynn SAYS:
Ive never heard of CALM befo…
Ive never heard of CALM before. thanks for introducing me to it :) Please check out my project Camp New Directions. It is a camp that provides a safe haven for kids to just be kids for a week and escape the troubles at home. Some of these kids are in the foster care system. All of the counselors are unpaid teen volunteers so we're trying to fundraise any way we can to make camp happen again next year. And we really need to because it's the 30th Anniversary of camp! Even spreading the word will do wonders :)
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Jessica
Jessica SAYS:
Hey, that was really brave t…
Hey, that was really brave to put yourself out there on your profile and I think the cause is a worthy one. Here's a good luck vote for you.
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MoniKa
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Hallo Ben. I read you lost f…
Hallo Ben. I read you lost friends last year. I hope you will finding new and better friends. Go out and make as much music as it goes. Do you know pump audio.com? Here`s my vote!
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Jerry R
Jerry R SAYS:
Hey Ben no worries! This it…
Hey Ben no worries! This it is amazing so I hope you get great use out of it!
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Jerry R
Jerry R SAYS:
Welcome Ben, I voted for you…
Welcome Ben, I voted for you but thought I would say hello. Checkout what I am up to also if you get a chance, support is appriciated and amazing!!
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Ben Stroud
Ben Stroud
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jun 17, 2010
Stuff About Me:
Hi everybody,

My name's Ben. I'm a pretty nice guy if you get to know me, and I do a lot of work in the music industry writing, blogging and generally mucking about.

A few years ago, I went through some difficulties in my life, and I didn't really know what to do. As a man, I've always been told to be 'strong and silent' - to keep my feelings to myself, keep a stiff upper lip, etc. So I did. The debts mounted up. My drinking and substance abuse rose. I became distant, and lost a lot of friends. I stopped going out. But I always thought to myself 'I'm not that depressed, other people have these problems and they're fine, I'm just being a wimp'.

I wasn't - I was depressed. And I needed help. I didn't know what to do. So I had a breakdown.

Fortunately, I got help and support from not only my amazing girlfriend Ana, but also my best freind Martin. They took me to see a doctor, and Ana directed me towards a charity that she had been working for called C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

Research suggests that those that fall into the 15–35 year old age bracket are at risk of falling prey to suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 15-34 in the UK averaging out at about 3 deaths a day. THE BIGGEST KILLER. Wow - that's a scary stat. And yet we rarely hear about it in the news.

I think that's wrong, and I'm going to use this profile to make as much of a difference as I can, and raise funds in whatever way possible - whether it's writing a custom story for you, getting my hands on some cool music stuff to give away, or even just raising awareness.

I want C.A.L.M to work, and I want to help them not only improve their services to people like me, but to become more widely recognised.

Thanks for reading,

Ben

Ben
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