Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland ...
November 17, 2010
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.
I was inspired to stand up for at risk teens after reading about the recent gay/teen suicides due to bullying. Bethany Joy Galeotti also greatly inspired me when she spoke 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..."
I'm moved, and I'm ready to help. Contribute in anyway you can. Join the team, donate to Second Wind, start your own project - your own team, do whatever you can and want to do to speak out against bullying and discrimination.
Tweet random acts of kindess, make sure you include the hashtags #morefunthangossip and #loveislouder.
Helping out is #morefunthangossip and Love is ALWAYS louder.