The idea behind this video project is to let people know they’re not alone, that we’re all broken people, but at the end of the day, we’re still here because our lives are worth this battle. The lesson is in the struggle, not the victory. We’re asking everyone to make a video no longer than 5 minutes stating your name and 1-2 sentences about who you are, then answering the following question: How have you or someone you know been affected by depression, suicide, self injury, addiction, etc? Then at the end of the video, we’re asking everyone to say: 4 out of 5 teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs. It’s time for us to open our eyes. Send videos or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re creating a collage. It’s really simple to be a part of! Write OPEN OUR on your forehead and take a picture of your eyes and above. A sample picture is shown below. Email pictures to email@example.com.
Each month we welcome guest bloggers. The idea behind this is to start an online conversation for those who aren’t able to attend our monthly shows. Below is a list topics by month for 2014. The blog entry can be as long or as short as you’d like it to be. We also need a picture of yourself as well as any other online contact information you’d like to include, such as Twitter, blog address, Facebook, etc.
February – Race Relations
March – Sexual Abuse + Purity Culture
April – Anxiety
May – Body Image + Self Esteem
June – Family Matters
July – International Community
August – Bullying
September – Mental Illness
October – LGBTQ + Allies
November – Suicide Survivors
December – Substance Abuse + Addiction
In addition to blogs based on the topics above, we’re also searching for member of our community to share their stories of depression, suicide, addiction or general brokenness and how they are dealing with it daily. We’re not necessarily looking for stories with happy endings, we’re looking for honesty. Brokenness is daily struggle, but we believe that the lesson is in the struggle, not the victory and every life is worth that battle. Please submit blogs or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.