parenting, trust, communication, journaling, help, teens, tweens
It's National Suicide and Bully Awareness Month and Happy Ditto is proud to support organizations dedicated to both causes!
We work closely with organizations that bring awareness, education and promote positive change to children, parents, and educators in response to the ongoing bullying and cyber-bullying in our children’s daily lives. In many instances, when the pressure becomes too much to bare bullying and suicide go hand in hand. Young people with mental health problems — such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or insomnia — are at higher risk for suicidal thoughts. Teens going through major life changes (parents' divorce, moving, a parent leaving home due to military service or parental separation, financial changes) and those who are victims of bullying are at greater risk of suicidal thoughts. Our goal is to get every child to communicate through Trust Journals, to alleviate the feeling of being alone or holding on to too big a worry.
What is a Trust Journal and How Do They Make a Difference?
Trust Journals are a physical, confidential journal that is meant to be shared between a youth and an adult. Beginning with a certificate of trust that must be signed by both parties, Trust Journals give youth a safe space to share what's on their mind. Trust Journals act as a bridge to resolve any issue or problem together. With pressures of social media, unrealistic body images, online bullying, and child suicide rates soaring, today's youth are grappling with hard issues that have no easy answers.
Through journaling, they can tackle these issues and find a voice when they might not have one in their day-to-day life. With good communication skills, a youth will take better control of situations and be more apt to experience healthier relationships as an adult. Trust Journals can be purchased on our website. Happy Ditto also believes that EVERY child should have a Trust Journal, and donates Trust Journals to organizations that serve youth. Purchase or donate a Trust Journal today! It's never too early to build a trusting relationship with a child!