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 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!


My name is Laura Hospes. I am 25 yrs. old, and I live in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). I requested to be a spokesperson and Ambassador 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 helps prove that suicide should not be an option to solve problems. PLEASE LISTEN!


"I am not just a citizen of the U.K., I am a citizen of the WORLD!"

Our Youth...

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 Their confidence in safe havens within the family and community has been replaced by hopelessness, drifting, dejection and rejection, to the extent that each year thousands select suicide as a permanent solution to a temporary problem!

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

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

in which 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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