Spread the love foundation is a organization whose main goal is to promote honest dialogue about suicide, addiction, and mental health. It strives to prevent teen suicide by educating students and adults on coping skills and social and emotional intelligence necessary to living in the 21st century.
Suicide is a huge problem in this country, ultimately because no one knows when someone is going to take their lives. Around the world everyday Someone chooses to take their own life every 12.3 minutes. This is is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24.
The stigma of juvenile suicide has gone more and more well known and much work needs to be done. This is where the foundation comes into play. “We must teach children how to behave, react, cope and socialize appropriately. No longer can we turn a blind eye, pretend it doesn’t exist, sympathize with families who have lost loved ones, and move on with our hectic, unmanageable lives.” Stated the Spread the Love Foundation on their website.
Clearly change is needed and several campaigns about juvenile suicide has started. This foundation was started when a young women named Sami who was 19 years old took her life. Her parents decided to take action to help inform about this huge problem occuring in our day to day lives in Samis name.
Common signs of thoughts or even acts of suicide can be found by many factors of ones behavior. Some of these signs include: Giving away prized possessions, Talking about death or dying,Saying goodbye to loved ones, Obtaining items needed for suicide attempt, Decreased social contact, Increasing drug and alcohol usage, Withdrawing from once-pleasurable activities. If you think that these are signs that you or someone you know may be facing, don’t by scared to pick up the phone and call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 and a trained profesional will help you.
To find out more information on getting informed or if you or someone you know is having a hard time to go to spreadthelovefoundation.com to find ways to get informed, helped, and to feel better. Spread the Love Foundation strives to help people as much as they can.