Suicide Awareness

Recently, we’ve heard about a rash of teen suicides. Many of us have been following these tragedies for years but it isn’t until recently that they have gained as much media attention. For years we have been asking for help from our government, our schools and our communities, in helping to protect our world’s future generation. While these cases are truly heart breaking we hope that, finally, this media attention will push forth an initiative to fix this problem.

In this space, I will gather links to education material and projects that are geared toward helping our youth. Though many of my posts on the main blog are related to LGBT, this page is not about that. Suicide effects people from all walks of life.
Stay tuned for updates.

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4 Responses to Suicide Awareness

  1. GRIN Campaign, Global Respect In Education, is striving for equality for all in education. GRIN believes that everyone is equal and deserves respect, no matter who you are or how you identify your self. We are an awareness campaign to promote equality and respect in education focusing particularly on the LGBTQ community and people who are “just different” in the US and the UK.

    GRIN Campaign was set up by a British teenage student in response to the large number of LGBTQ teen suicides both in the UK and the US. GRIN Campaign’s mission is to unite globally and stand up to bullying, especially bullying of those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community, and those who are “just different”. GRIN wants to empower everybody to demand equality and respect and hold accountable those who stand in the way.

    In this past week, as founder of GRIN Campaign, I have been interviewed by the local press to promote the campaign and I was wondering wether you would be interested in posting something on your site about our campaign to help us raise awareness. GRIN Campaign can be found at http://www.grincampaign.com and on twitter at @GRINCampaign, we are happy to do interviews. Also, the first article published about the campaign, which was sent out as a press release, can be found at: http://www.bedales.org.uk/news/teenager-launches-global-respect-in-education-grin-campaign/

    I really appreciate all your time and help. Thank you very much.

    Claudia White,
    GRIN Campaign Founder.
    grincampaign.com

    • Hi Claudia,
      I have been following your campaign some. Truth be told, there are so many equality related campaigns that it is difficult to keep up with all of them and what they are doing. I have a few campaigns that I follow heavily due to personal interests.
      I would love to do a post featuring your campaign in the very near future if you don’t mind but I do need to go through your site and gain more information and hopefully you wouldn’t mind a brief phone or email exchange if I have questions.
      Thanks
      Michael Diviesti

  2. Rosa Pearl says:

    I’m looking for a person that use to work with a friend of mine and me, when I came across your site. If you see that it benefits your site to publicize this information Please do. The TREVOR Suicide Hotline: 1-800-850-8078 The TREVOR Hotline helps gay and questioning youth.

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