My interview aired today at 12pm PST at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself . If you miss it, it will be downloadable tomorrow http://expressyourselfteenradio.com/
Literacy and Writing | VoiceAmerica™ www.voiceamerica.com Literacy and Writing Be the Star You Are!® is a literacy charity dedicated to empowering women, families, and youth. Express Yourself!™ is committed to developing opportunities and showcasing young people who are bringing the gift of reading and writing to others. In today’s show, our hosts Steven ...
Today our show focuses on the tough issues of teen suicide with 2nd place national essay winner and author dedicated to preventing teen suicide, Carl David. Rachel Glass shares a personal experience and encourages everyone to watch for signs in Making a Difference and Courtney Tran brings us music lyrics with a message in Radio Junkie.
Every fifteen minutes a person commits suicice. Suicide claims more than a million lives each year and leaves more than five million to mourn them. It knows no boundaries; not age, gender, color, race or nationality. Its victims are drawn by drugs, depression, disease, sexual confusion, bullying, peer pressures, feelings of desperation and immeasurable levels of inadequacy. The only way to thwart this unforgiving beast is to confront it by raising levels of awareness so that it is spoken about rather than looking the other way, fueling the veil of shame and secrecy that keeps it thriving and killing innocent people.
Talking about teen suicide and violence in youth is a necessity in order to stop it. Author Carl David is on a mission to save lives. His latest book, "Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide" (Nightengale Press) is the emotional story of our family's struggle to survive after his older brother at age 22 took his life. Carl won 2nd place in the national Be the Star You Are!® Essay Contest with his entry about teen suicide.