As of mid-August 2015, there have been 15 teenage suicide deaths in Clark County, Nevada. Fifteen!
In ALL of 2014, there were fifteen teen suicides here. It is shocking to learn that we reached that number in 2015 before school had even started. This is just the county where the aMasongrace project is based. What about your county? Do you know how many teens have been lost to suicide in your area? We are losing our kids, friends. Losing them.
We will never, ever get them back.
Never know what their contribution to this world could have been.
Never again hear them laugh.
We have to get ahead of this in any way we can.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. The aMasongrace project is promoting a ‘Please stay’ campaign on social media and would like to invite you and your circle of friends to participate. The goal is to raise awareness, affirm that every life has value, and show support for people who might be struggling. We want to encourage people to stay, to push through the tough moments, to choose to live.
aMg is asking students, teachers, parents, and friends to write ‘Please Stay’ on their arms or hands, take a pic, and post it on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #aMasongraceproject. That’s it! One small gesture to help spread the message… Would you join us? All it takes to participate in this campaign is a picture of yourself, or your group, featuring the phrase ‘Please Stay’ and using the #aMasongraceproject hashtag. Everyone can do it, and it will definitely have an impact!
Let’s flood social media with this phrase and reach people with an encouraging message that could very possibly save a life. Words have power. Words can build people up, lift their spirits, and motivate them. These two little words can make an impact. Two words can change the trajectory of someone’s path. Just two words to save a life. Every one of us can participate in this social media campaign without too much effort. Set an alarm in your phone. Write a note in your planner. Stick a post-it on your door… Whatever it takes to remember to participate in our social media campaign on September 10th, 2015.
The aMg project can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @aMgYouMatter if you’d like to stay connected and see how this social media campaign impacts the world, one little post at a time.
***Please share this event post on your Facebook page to invite your friends to join this social media campaign!***