Lyndsay Winegarden is this weeks hero in the fight to stop teen suicide

 In a time when schools refuse to address bullying saying things like “oh they’re just being teens she needs to toughen up” and LGBTQ questioning youth are suspended more than supported teen suicide is at all time high levels. The professionals with degrrees are useless so thats when mothers step up and get it done and this mother and grand mother a tough disabled woman rolls over all in her way below she warns the world the only acceptable suicide rate amongst teens is zero so please read this share this and let the world know you have her back.More importantly let the schools know you have your kids back and the crap stops NOW.
the story below was reposted from wipe out  homophobia
 
STOP Teenage Suicide – The Founder.
Lyndsay Winegarden is a disabled, single mother, who is the founder of Stop Teenage Suicide,

Lyndsay started to get involved with support groups on Facebook when her son started kindergarten. “I am unable to work with my disability and I really wanted to do something that could give back. I spent a lot of time on Facebook pages that helped others, and one day I got a message from a young transgender woman who was suicidal. I was struggling with what to tell her and how to help, I was terrified. At this point I knew I needed help so I sent a message to Wipe Out Homophobia on Facebook. It was my favorite page and I knew they could help me. They gave me some wonderful advice, and thankfully the young woman did not take her life.”

That led her to start Stop Teenage Suicide. Lyndsay is someone who had been bullied at school and suffered through it. She has experienced the stress and the depression that accompanies bullying first hand. She suffers with fibromyalgia – a condition that manifests itself with profound fatigue and pain – and yet maintains an active involvement helping others through the vehicle of Facebook.

 

 

STOP Teenage Suicide – The Group.

STOP Teenage Suicide is a group of heartfelt, genuine and understanding people banding together on Facebook offering community and hope to those feeling lost, alone and/or confused about their purpose and direction in life. Supported by Wipe Out Homophobia; ‘STOP Teenage Suicide’ is administered by Lyndsay Winegarden, who maintains and updates their page with a straight-forward message: “I will not give up. I will not stop, until the rate of suicide for everyone is at 0% – especially for our children.” The mental makeup of those who commit suicide is an intricate web of emotions, suppression, pain, and suffering; the members of STOP Teenage Suicide are attempting on a daily basis to help untangle the compounded web, offer refuge and help individuals realize their importance and unique role within this world.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds. In addition, for every suicide there are at least 20 attempted suicides. The damage within these individuals is endemic of modern society, and rather than casting them off, STOP Teenage Suicide, and groups like it, are extending a friendly arm to those who need it.

So, what can you do?

Join STOP Teenage Suicide in solidarity on the internet and become a member of their community by ‘liking’ their fan page.

If you know or suspect someone who is thinking about suicide, try to find them help or lend a helping hand by listening to them. Sometimes it is the simplest gestures that bring value and lets a person know you and others do care about them and the importance of their lives.

Despite some of the pervading myths about suicide in the media and elsewhere, suicide is a very real problem that cannot always be medicated away or skirted under the rug. Once we as a global society address the fact that people do commit suicide or have thoughts about suicide, then we can begin to mend the wounds and help those who have depressed or suicidal thoughts and tendencies.

 

 

Need to talk? For Helpline Numbers Click On “Find A Helpline”.

Many people find that talking about their feelings can alleviate their distress. If you’re feeling in distress or suicidal now and need to talk to someone, people are ready  to listen.

Call your local number or email if you prefer.

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