All Hands In
Organized by: chandler johnson
This fundraiser will supply adolescents and their families with financial assistance that will go towards any medical or therapeutic needs to overcome depression. Teenagers with depression should be able to open up to someone to talk about any feelings or stresses they have, and this is exactly what their therapist will do. The money raised will also offer assistance for hospitalizations and medications to aid to the adolescent in a more hands on way. My reason for starting this fundraiser is because I have had a history with depression and have friends with this as well. I wasn't open to therapy or hospitalizations at the start, and nobody will be in the beginning. Although, I want these teenagers to realize that they do not have to live with these feelings. Teenagers may not have a specific reason for being depressed. A lot of the time people become depressed because so many things are building up and they feel trapped. Depression does not only occur with people who have had dramatic experiences. Adolescents may be depressed for no major reason, or no reason at all. This may lead to self harm, and hopefully with the help they are offered they can find a way to stop this harm. One person dies every forty seconds from suicide. Most of these occur with teenagers, so my goal is to not only supply adolescents with financial assistance for therapeutic or medical needs but to also bring about awareness for teen depression.