Amanda Todd

The story of Amanda Todd, a 15 year-old girl who took her own life. Her death has made headlines around the globe. Her video has been viewed millions of times, and several people have posted clips in response. A Facebook group in her memory has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

This tragic event stopped everyone. Parents, teachers, students, everyone. It started a conversation that has desperately needed to happen, about young people, mental health, bullying and the internet.  But we are young people, and the last thing we want to hear is what to think, what to feel and how to deal.

Tragic as this situation is, what can we do to prevent it from happening again in our communities? Don’t stop the conversation; suicide isn’t something to be left in the dark. If you or someone you know talks about harming themselves, tell someone, don’t stop telling someone until someone helps. Ya, the person might be choked, and mad, but an alive, mad friend is better than a dead one.

Click here to learn more about suicide and what you can do.

Respect Yourself. Protect Yourself