Today Melissa and Adam joined us for a great mate debate. They have a thirteen year old daughter and over the last few months Adam has been getting the impression she has become depressed overall. They follow her posts online and the tones of them are all so sad. She doesn’t seem happy and is concerned she may be suicidal. He hopes and prays she’s not, but the thought has entered his mind. Melissa thinks she is a wonderful girl going to hormones and adolescent insecurities. It’s like she’s going through this emo stage, not like she’s crying for help. She has a great group of friends, a strong support system and she trusts the relationship she has with her daughter and not the posts they see online.
Slacker brought up the idea of sharks and how when cases like that happen, the news goes crazy about them. They jump on it and more information becomes accessible to us, so he wonders if that’s how Adam is looking at things; That because of all the suicides in the news lately, his daughter could be that way, but when it comes to hormones, he can’t even imagine what it would be like for a woman, since what he went through as he said was like “wow!”
We run the Stronghold Society nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call To Action Campaigns.
Including the hosting the 3rd Annual ONE Gathering Skate For Life at the downtown Denver skatepark July 14th 2012. Our goal in to inspire by creating positive focused movements through the creative means this generation understand, skateboarding, music, art&design, film, photographry, etc... we also have a particular focus w/Native American youth, being the suicides epidemics we are currently experiencing on Native Reservations. We just built a WK4-Directions Skatepark with the help of Jeff Ament and Pearl Jam, VANS and the Tony Hawk Foundation, w/Ben Harper and Chris Saaca.
these kids just need to be reassured, who they are, what they have to offer the world, support support with whatever means we can... its a Live Life Call To Action all us adults should be takin up... fight for life... keep this generation inspired.
Slacker, Steve thank you for covering this very important issue, would be awesome to get your support on some of our major events coming up.
Walt Pourier Executive Director