I Pledge 2 Listen 

Save Our Children

Children:  Our most valuable possession!  

Do you think that if we were better listeners there would be less suicides?

Do you think if we were better listeners there would be less divorces and
happier families?

&
Do you think that if we were better listeners the overall death rate, for whatever reason, would decrease ?

Hi!  My name is Bailey and I live in the Atlanta, GA area.  I am 12 yrs. old and I represent all my young peers undergoing depression.  Depression has no age limits as suicide is the 3rd largest killer of people aged 10-26.  Please pay attention and help us reach those who need us the most by learning to Listen.  I personally know the pain of depression and I was fortunate enough that my family LISTENED to me just in time.  we must all learn how to LISTEN with our HEART, EYES, AND EARS!  


The life you save may be mine or someone you love!



Hello, my name is Laura Hospes.  I am 23 yrs. old and I live in Amersterdam (The Netherlands).  I requested to be a spokesman and representative for "I Pledge 2 Listen" to show that depression is a problem - worldwide - and affects people of ALL ages.  I hope my story helps someone at risk, and prove that suicide should not be an option to solve problems.  Please LISTEN!

                  Find Laura's story - "Laura Hospes Self Portrait"

I am not just a Citizen of the UK I am a citizen of the WORLD!


Our Youth – The 21st Century's Most Endangered Species



Statistically, suicide is the third leading cause of death


for 8-24 year olds (CDC)


4600 lives are lost each year for this age group



Nationwide, our young people are rapidly joining the ranks of  'endangered species' due to drugs, bullies, sexual predators, mental and physical abuse and social media. Their confidence in safe havens within the family and community has been replaced by hopelessness, drifting, dejection and rejection to the point that each year thousands elect suicide as the ultimate solution to their problems. 



As a nation we recognize the problem, however, we still fail to


LISTEN!

 



We must ask ourselves...How did we create a society


that children as young as 8 yrs old would rather die than live it?




         

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Pledge 2 Listen (2 part snippet)
Nrvibe & The Children (Support Pledge 2 Listen by purchasing the full version online at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, etc June 11th)
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