8.4.10

Pepsi Refresh Project

I'm sure by now we've all seen those Pepsi Refresh commercials. Obviously, we all want to save the planet, live as green as possible and support a lot of the projects mentioned there.
Here's a new one: engage high school teachers in teen suicide prevention. The details are in the clickable link up above and everybody can vote (more than once daily).
Obviously, teen suicide prevention is something that's very important to me - I think everybody who reads this blog knows that. So, let me just repeat a few facts:
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers.
One out of every high school students has a suicide plan, the numbers go up in college.
Many, if not most, suicides are impulsive, brought on by something the teenager could most likely deal with at any other time, but not at that moment.
Obviously, mental illness is a factor, as is substance abuse.
But knowing how to recognize the signs of depression, knowing how to deal with it and possible suicidal thoughts would go a long way towards helping.
So, please if you read this, consider voting and if you agree, please repost the link on your blog, Facebook page or wherever you can reach people. Thank you!
Here's the link again:
http://www.refresheverything.com/teendepression

2 comments:

mjlayman said...

Unfortunately, the vote requires Facebook. I haven't seen the ad, I don't see many.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

I didn't realize that you'd have to be on FB to vote. Doesn't seem fair.