Friday, March 23, 2007

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline PSA

Lifeline Public Service Announcement with Kevin Hines
Produced by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, this PSA features John Kevin Hines, a suicide prevention advocate and suicide attempt survivor. The PSA was featured during The Learning Channel's broadcast of the documentary, Single Shot, Second Chance, and will be included on the DVD version of The Bridge, a documentary film by Eric Steel. For information about using this PSA, please contact the Lifeline Communications Team.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Piracy - understanding what's right and wrong and the law

Piracy often brings to mind parrots and yo ho ho! and bottles of rum. While copyright holders call copyright infringement piracy, the kids call it "life."

It is crucial that we look at ways of teaching responsible online behaviors and respect for the rights of others, including copyright holders.

Effects of Cyberbullying V-1

A Girl Like Me

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves

Free Hugs Campaign. Inspiring Story! (music by sick puppies)

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need. Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Solution Focused Therapy

Example of the miracle question and more.

I'M TABOO: I Choose Abstinence

This is an entry for the I'M TABOO video contest. Do you feel pressured to have sex? Josh's teammates think that you need to have sex to be a man. See how Josh feels.

Teens reaching out to teens

Teen PEP (The New Jersey Teen Prevention Education Program) is a statewide sexual health promotion and peer education initiative that enables high school students to make healthy decisions. These teens perform skits and hold workshops to help other teens with any issue ranging from birth control to dating violence. Watch as they go more into detail on video for Sex, Etc. Your comments >>>

Teen Depression

Student's Suicide Confession Lands Her In Mental Clinic

WESH NBC Channel 2
Central Florida News

Student's Suicide Confession Lands Her In Mental Clinic

POSTED: 9:55 am EST February 27, 2007

APOPKA, Fla. -- An Orange County father is furious after school officials sent his daughter to a mental health clinic.

Jenny Helmick, a student at Wolf Lake Middle School, went to a guidance counselor and ended up spending the night at Lakeside Alternatives, WESH 2 News reported.

Her father, Paul Helmick, said the situation started with a movie about suicide prevention. The movie is part of a district-wide program that teaches students to ACT; Acknowledge, Care and Tell if they or a friend shows warning signs of depression or suicide.

Helmick said he believes the school's student resource officer acted way out of line by invoking the Baker Act, which allows law enforcement to take someone in for emergency evaluation.

Although she can forget her troubles when riding her go-cart around the family farm, Helmick said she'll always remember how she ended up at Lakeside Alternatives, by admitting she had once thought about suicide.

"I was pretty honest and I guess honesty can get you to a good place and get you in a bad place and at this point I think it's really messed my life up at this point so far," Helmick said. - College Choices -- Top Ten Tips