December 2010 - Amy Paffrath

Amy’s Love is Louder

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It’s safe to say the Love is Louder movement is a sister campaign of the “Its on my Mind ” PSA.  Both are built on the philosophy that we need to be there for one another and promote  love, acceptance and understanding.  While the “It’s on my Mind” campaign encourages those struggling with depression, emotional health issues and/or thoughts of suicide to speak up, the Love is Louder campaign encourages us all to be more empathetic and supportive of one another.    Drew Seeley and I recently attended an event hosted by Brittany Snow and the Jed Foundation to raise the volume and prove that Love is Louder than hate.  Let’s put an end to bullying.  Keep voting for the “It’s on My Mind” campaign to win the Pepsi Refresh Challenge!  We need your help.

Love is Louder was started by actress Brittany Snow, The Jed Foundation and MTV to build on the outpouring of support online after the lives of multiple teenagers were lost to suicide in September 2010. This movement strives to amplify the momentum of other inspiring online campaigns and invite anyone who has felt mistreated, misunderstood or isolated into the conversation. We are here to raise the volume around a critical message — that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us down, cause us pain and make us feel hopeless.

The more voices that join the movement, the louder the message becomes. #LoveisLouder.

Join in, take a picture like this and help us make some noise.

Amy lends her voice to the “It’s on my mind campaing”

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I recently lent my face and voice to a very important cause.  The Jed Foundation launched the “It’s on my mind” campaign to encourage young adults to speak up about their emotional health. Stars like Brittany Snow, Hayley Hasselhoff, Drew Seeley, Lucas Grabeel Melissa Rivers and many others have also lent their support to this cause.

It is an important message because:

  • Over 25% of Americans ages 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem in a given year.
  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds and the 2nd leading cause of death among college students.
  • An estimated 1,100 college students die by suicide every year.

The tragic consequences of unaddressed mental health problems, from isolation to addiction to suicide, are preventable.– it is important that we all know the warning signs so we can help ourselves and others.

Mental health problems are treatable and suicide is preventable.

Help the Jed Foundation win $250,000 from the Pepsi Refresh challenge to save and improve the lives of young people through the Jed Foundations “It’s on my mind” Campaign! Vote by clicking the box today  and every day for the next 30 days.