“Our daughter, Patty, in the center of the picture, was nine when she was bullied nearly to death, leaving us a suicide note. Thankfully, we found it, pulled her from the school, got her into counseling, and started our #PattyStrong campaign.”
Teresa, Patty’s mom, has since used the anti-bullying wristbands to get the message out about bullying in our schools and the damage it can cause. Some 13 million kids are bullied in US schools each year. This is one mother’s efforts to shed light on an ongoing threat to kids and how it affects them and their families. Using various hashtags, Teresa has been able to make quite a push in spreading the word to stop bullying. Through supportive messages of solidarity and positive reminders, her campaign has made a difference.
“We probably ordered from you eight times,” said Teresa, who also says she has been able to distribute bracelets to hundreds of kids in her area’s schools.
To learn more about Patty’s story and others, head over to thebullyproject.com to see how you can help the cause. If you’d like to use awareness wristbands for your own campaign against bullying, check out our options for custom bracelets and ideas to get started.
A few days ago a website was started by a young girl named Kenzee Walker. The site is called Teens With Hope. Its a support group made by teens, for teens all across the globe. Her hope is that eventually the site will grow and become bigger and better, helping others, and saving lives. Kenzee would just go online, and type in common interests such as suicidal, suicide, self-harm, cutting, cutter, cut, etc. to find forums where she could offer her help. This was the beginning of her interest in creating the site.
She created an email, gave it to those in need, and spoke with over twenty plus people. 80% of the people that she spoke to were suicidal and self-harmed. Some of the teens were younger than me. It broke her heart and she knew something had to be done. So, with the help of a friend she set out to save lives.
As soon as she had time she began work on the site and got it up and running in within ten hours. The site isn’t perfected yet, but Kenzee is working to improve it everyday. Kenzee contacted our team at Reminderband to create wristbands to help her further her cause. Her courage and strength has inspired us and we have created custom wristbands for her cause.
The bands read: Smile. Because you’re alive. A mantra we believe everyone can appreciate.
On her site she has included “easy ways to cope with pain” –
HEALTHY Ways to Cope with Pain.
There are many healthy ways to learn how to cope with the pain that you may be feeling.. For example:
*Listening to music.
*Writing down how you feel.
*Talking to someone you trust.
*Painting a picture.