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Grow A Girl Network, Inc-Kenya

Jane Akiny Musumba

PO Box 62

BULIMBO-50109

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PO Box 12141

Klein, TX 77391

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                                                                                                          -The World Doesn't Discriminate Upon Age

                                                                                                                                                       Javiya, Age 14

 

Why is SUICIDE an OPTION?

We conducted a brief survey from a group of eighth graders; 100% of those student knew someone who committed suicide, attempted suicide, or has personally attempted suicide themselves. The environment was a no judgment zone, so the children were brutally honest and FREE to TALK.  There were no right or wrong answers, but it was their answers - the ugly truth behind suicide.  Much of this broke my heart, but I wanted and needed to know.  

 

This CAMPAIGN was developed by a group of high schoolers, girls and boys, who shared their stories of pain, judgment, hoplessness, and so much more.  A mirror was given to these young people and I simply asked, "WHAT DO YOU SEE?"  Most of them were afraid to look in the mirror.  I wept.  Some of these children were from affluent families while others were simply trying to survive.  One shared a story of trying to hang himself, but the tree limb broke.  Some days before, his mother also tried to commit suicide by taking her prescription anti-depressants. Though my heart is often heavy because of this reality, I know there is hope for these young souls.  I know that love covers it all.  I learned that everyone has a story.  And I know that healing comes in many forms.  Most of these children simply want to be SEEN.  Are you willing to acknowledge their hurt they wear shamefully yet, definitely? 

Though youth is the reason we started this campaign we acknowledge the fact that suicide has no demographic, for life can take a toll on anyone. That is why the #ICU campaign is represented by our glasses.

 

#ICU glasses are a symbol of compassion, empathy, love, understanding, and fellowship. With our glasses you are committing to having an open heart and spreading kindness wherever you go. With our glasses you are accepting the responsibility of embracing individuality, and accepting those who are different no matter what. It is your duty to understand that EVERYONE goes through dismay, and you should never act in a way that could push someone over the edge. Know your resources so when you come across a troubled soul you can truly help. Educate yourself on the symptoms of someone who may be on the edge so you can spread love, a listening ear, or even notify the appropriate help. Never sit back, and watch as someone is shunned. And when you think you've mastered SEEING, then educate a friend and keep the cycle going.

SPREAD LOVE, WEAR YOUR GLASSES!

A Campaign to Prevent Suicide Internationally

I SEE YOUR PAIN

I SEE YOUR HEARTACHE

I SEE YOUR EFFORTS

I SEE YOUR PROGRESS

I SEE YOUR CALL FOR HELP

I SEE YOU!

 

WHY SUICIDE?

(8th Grade Students)

 

No rights
Bullying
Don't fit in
Social Media
What you wear
Low self-esteem
No one to talk to
Weight problems
Hold emotions in
Death of a parent
Not being with family
Mental Health issues
Lack of people listening
Don't succeed in sports
I can't talk to my parents
Don't get along with others
Gender Troubles / Sexuality
I'm constantly being judged
Relationship Troubles
Communication with parents
Moving - losing and changing friends
Tired of home life and pretending everything is ok
Suicide Prevention Hotlines don't respond (automated)

 

 

 

 

#ICU SUICIDE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN