My name is Bailey and I live in the Atlanta, GA area. I am 12 yrs. old and I represent all my young peers dealing with depression. Depression has no age limit and could lead to suicide which is the 2nd largest killer of people aged 8-26. We ask that you take the pledge and pay attention. Help us to reach those who need us the most by promising 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!
Find Laura's story - "Laura Hospes, Self Portrait"
"I am not just a Citizen of the UK I am a citizen of the WORLD!"
The 21st Century's Most Endangered Species.
Statistically, suicide is the second 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 Their confidence in safe havens within the family and community has been replaced by hopelessness, drifting, dejection and rejection to the extent that each year thousands select suicide as the ultimate solution to their problems.
We must ask ourselves... How did we create a society
that children as young as 8 yrs old would rather die than live ?