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. 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!
"I am not just a citizen of the U.K., 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 just among this age group.
Although suicide has become a major epidemic for people of all ages, sadly enough,
nationwide, our young people are rapidly joining the ranks of 'endangered
species.' The primary reasons are due to drugs, bullying, sexual predators, mental and physical abuse and social media bullying. Their confidence in safe havens within the family and community has been replaced by hopelessness, drifting, dejection and rejection, to the extent that each year thousands select suicide as the ultimate solution to their problems.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
where children as young as 8 yrs old would rather die than live ?
If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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