Reduce teenage suicide Art Project

$1,520 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 43 months
I work with teenagers who are experiencing their first hospital admission for mental illness reasons and most are suicidal ... there are no funds for the art therapy program that I want to run and no money for the court yard wall to be painted with a local artist and the patients to create a nice environment ... I need 1000 people to give up two coffees for December and throw their $10 at me .... I know there are loads of good causes but everyone knows someone who has struggled with depression ... Help me do something awesome with these teenagers ... THANKS in advance
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I have to toughen up ! I get so teary when I see how generous people are being towards the project for the kids ... Thanks so much everyone ! ... over $1000 now !!! ... you all rock
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Yay .... at $760 !! .:. thought I would share that some of the teenage patients asked for the link so they could donate !! I said "it's ok you don't have to because this is for you guys" and they responded by saying "but there are other kids that will come after us and it's for them too" .. kinda melted my heart right then and there ! :))))
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Thanks to all the people who have donated so far ... I have some more donations that have been handed to me that I will add in ... so excited that we will eventually get our local artist Bruno in to do the Graffiti wall and do art lessons with the teenagers ... connecting with self and having a sense of purpose when often that has been something taken away from these kids due to abuse and neglect or just families under stress and these kids do not want to live ... it's challenging to see this level of need every day ... I can't sit around and not do something ... Mother Teresa once said "start with the person nearest you" .. and it is that simple really ... This is a picture of Bruno showing his style in a commissioned Northbridge piece
Our local artist who is keen to teach the kids
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I have been so genuinely moved by the generosity of friends and strangers but also the private memories people have shared about young family members who did not survive their struggle with depression ... this is such a tiny drop in the ocean project that I am doing but if it sheds light on a way to live for just one then it's worth it to me .. thanks so much and please share the heck out of this post .. namaste x
Everyone needs warmth and love
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Juzzy Talbot
35 months ago

Hi Mel, Just wondering how you teenage suicide art project went?

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$1,520 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 43 months
Created November 15, 2015
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RJ
$200
Ray And Jan
33 months ago
AM
$20
Amanda Mulcahy
34 months ago
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JC
$50
Jessica Carvajal
34 months ago
1
1
$10
Anonymous
42 months ago
AM
$100
Alexa Miller
42 months ago
CT
$50
Cathy Thomas
42 months ago
LG
$20
Luke Gibson
42 months ago
RR
$20
Rachel Rigby
42 months ago

I will be in caffeine withdrawals this week. Watch out

JW
$20
Jodie Wilde
42 months ago
RL
$200
Ric and Jude Luxton
42 months ago

Can't wait to see the ink shed project - good U.K. With it all !!

Juzzy Talbot
35 months ago

Hi Mel, Just wondering how you teenage suicide art project went?

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