Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Every 18 Minutes
Ok, I've set my stopwatch. It wouldn't make sense for you to set yours since it will take you less time to read this that it will for me to type it. The fact I want to drive home is the there's a teen suicide every 18 minutes, statistically, in this country. That's exactly 18 too many. And, in most cases, bullying played a major role in it. The time is now for every single person with an iota of compassion to start getting involved in order to bring this epidemic to a swift end. Educate yourselves on the issue. Educate your own children! And, educate your friends. The atmosphere of hate and intolerance comes from somewhere. So, the best place to start attacking it, in order to eradicate it, is in the homes. We can NO LONGER count on the schools and school administrators to do the job for us. To be sure, in some cases, they're as culpable as the kids who do the bullying. It is my belief, and I'm sure the belief of countless others, that the time is now to get involved (...just lost another teen to suicide). Here's a helpful tool to help kickstart the education process.