Actions Speak Louder uses motivational speaking to encourage significant and measurable changes in raising awareness around issues with depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation.
The benefits from the speaking events will capture the attention of youth, community members, and local political leaders, which will also create a movement for change and increase the health and well-being of the community as a whole. Promoting a safe and healthy way of coping with stress, depression and anxiety, each event teaches simple steps and skills to better a situation or period of time that may be difficult. This will in return reduce potential issues surrounding accidents, self-harm and death.
Actions Speak Louder presentations will aim to find ways in which community activities can promote fun, provoke thought and offer critical learning experiences, teaching youth and adults how to ask for help when they are in need of bettering their situation or circumstances. They will learn life skills that are specific to their needs and help guide them to hopefully make constructive and healthy life choices. Our presentation will strive to educate the next generation of youth to become stewards for change, encourage active involvement in the community, provide tools to apply what they learn to real-life situations and create leaders! Our overall hope is that we can network and connect kids, adults and families with resources to help them thrive and be ultimately happy with where they are going in life.
A Direction Lost, New Purpose Discovered
As we move through our lives we must find a purpose that drives us day to day. Challenges will arise and things may not seem to hopeful but we must strive to better our selves. We must all give life another chance!
With suicide more prevalent than ever before, it is time to reach out and breakdown the barriers of asking for help! As Ryan explains 'We are all in this together.' He approaches every event with the notion that if we work together as a team we will reduce the loss to suicide!
The #IWillLead campaign is a commitment from the attendees to become leaders in their life. They take the initial step in becoming a better role model, communicator, advocate for others and dedication towards creating a better life for themselves, positively effecting peers along the way! Currently there are over 200 students and adults who have dedicated their life to being a
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