Monday, July 12, 2010

A Chance to prevent Teenage Suicide

When I was fourteen years old, I was so depressed, I tried to kill myself. I believe it was only for the angels, I didn't succeed.

Maybe you have contemplated it once or know someone who has either thought about it or succeeded in taking their lives. Here's a chance to both help raise awareness and to support the first online peer-to-peer crisis network.

 I was horrified when I read the statistics that nearly 5,000 teenager's commit suicide every year.

I subscribe to an incredible blog called, "Post Secret" where people anonymously send in their secrets written on post cards which are then shown on their blog. Readers often send replies of support, which are compassionate and touching. witnessing. They often show the original senders writing back to Post Secret  saying unless it was for Post Secret and the messages of care, they might have taken their lives or gone on to hurt themselves on some tragic level.

It's hard to describe how this all operates or what these postcards look like unless you visit their site, see one of their books or subscribe to the blog. By the way, I am in no way connected with them, other than being a strong supporter.

They are now running this campaign where you can vote to support the Kristin Brooks Hope Center  by voting online or making a phone call.

Please visit their site and find out more information and how you can help.
Thank you.

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