Diabetes Video Storytelling Project

Are you or someone you know living with diabetes? Would you like to share your story and  help us help others?

Emotion Technology is producing a series of educational videos centering on people’s experiences with diabetes. We’ll be shooting the video in Austin, TX April 20th-22nd and are able to offer a $150.00 stipend to thank every participant for their time.

Contact me (meredith@emotiontechnology.com) with questions! 

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speaking-monkeys:

All week, I’ve been wearing this ribbon. And everyone has been asking why. It’s suicide prevention week. I personally haven’t lost anyone close to me to suicide, but I know people who have. I’ve lost my classmates. School administration didn’t even do anything; they acted like nothing happened. One of their students was gone, never to be seen again. And they didn’t even care. All around school, people wrote his name. One of my teachers talked about him. The entire student body was in a state of shock, but no one talked about it. The teachers acted like it didn’t happen. But it did.
There are people who need help, everywhere in the world. And they’re not getting the help they need. Sometimes it’s just too hard to see the ones who truly need it.
Even me, I seemed like the happiest person on the face of the planet, but I wasn’t. I’ve cut, and I’ve worn mass amounts of bracelets to hide them. I’ve been suicidal, and I’ve completely planned out my death, to the very last thing. But no one knew it.
The one person who noticed the one night I needed it the most was my friends mother. She walked over to me, sitting all by my self, picked me up, and hugged me. She asked if I was ok, and I told her no. She held me, while I broke in her arms. To this day, I don’t think even she’s realized that she saved me that night. That was the night I decided to pull myself out of it. I turned my life around.
Thank you.
So to anyone, anyone at all, I’m here for you all. I love you all; and you have a reason to live, you just need to find it.
And for those of you who don’t want to talk to me perse, call the hotline (1-800-273-8255). Talk to a parent, a friend, a teacher. Let someone know, because there is a better way.

speaking-monkeys:

All week, I’ve been wearing this ribbon. And everyone has been asking why. It’s suicide prevention week. I personally haven’t lost anyone close to me to suicide, but I know people who have. I’ve lost my classmates. School administration didn’t even do anything; they acted like nothing happened. One of their students was gone, never to be seen again. And they didn’t even care. All around school, people wrote his name. One of my teachers talked about him. The entire student body was in a state of shock, but no one talked about it. The teachers acted like it didn’t happen. But it did.

There are people who need help, everywhere in the world. And they’re not getting the help they need. Sometimes it’s just too hard to see the ones who truly need it.

Even me, I seemed like the happiest person on the face of the planet, but I wasn’t. I’ve cut, and I’ve worn mass amounts of bracelets to hide them. I’ve been suicidal, and I’ve completely planned out my death, to the very last thing. But no one knew it.

The one person who noticed the one night I needed it the most was my friends mother. She walked over to me, sitting all by my self, picked me up, and hugged me. She asked if I was ok, and I told her no. She held me, while I broke in her arms. To this day, I don’t think even she’s realized that she saved me that night. That was the night I decided to pull myself out of it. I turned my life around.

Thank you.

So to anyone, anyone at all, I’m here for you all. I love you all; and you have a reason to live, you just need to find it.

And for those of you who don’t want to talk to me perse, call the hotline (1-800-273-8255). Talk to a parent, a friend, a teacher. Let someone know, because there is a better way.

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metaphoricheart:

1-800-273-TALK (8255) is the number to the Suicide Hotline.
I put it in as a contact in my phone. Why? Because there may be someone I come across that will need it. I have the number memorized now, but what about three weeks from now?
Another reason is, I’ve been there too many times this year. Maybe you have too. So do yourself a favor, and put it in your phone. Maybe it will save you in that dark hour.
Because we all need to remind ourselves not to give up.
If you can, please reblog this, not for my own personal gain but because I’m sure someone who is following you needs to see it.

metaphoricheart:

1-800-273-TALK (8255) is the number to the Suicide Hotline.

I put it in as a contact in my phone. Why? Because there may be someone I come across that will need it. I have the number memorized now, but what about three weeks from now?

Another reason is, I’ve been there too many times this year. Maybe you have too. So do yourself a favor, and put it in your phone. Maybe it will save you in that dark hour.

Because we all need to remind ourselves not to give up.

If you can, please reblog this, not for my own personal gain but because I’m sure someone who is following you needs to see it.

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j0c3lyn:

Followers, I’d like to take the time to tell everyone about Suicide Prevention Day that’s coming up in September.
I lost one of my good friends to Suicide on October 3rd, 2010. Cole Wilson was his name, and he was 17 years old. 17 fucking years old! Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in…

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dizzydaisies:

The suicide prevention poem by Paul Rooney:

Suicide Prevention Poem

THE GOOD LIFE

Our lives have never been better
We believe this to the letter
We’re all a little richer
Ain’t this such a pretty picture
But what we’ve hidden from view
No one wants to pursue
You see the pain is held inside
And this means it can’t subside
So many seek an escape
Which they can’t communicate
So I’m gonna save a soul
The only way I know
I must help them to awake
Before it is too late

thegrasswillbegreener:

So let me tell you a little about myself, and what this project is about.

I am 20 years old, and at rock bottom. I am failing school, I am depressed, I have no job, .38 in the bank and my rent is due the 8th. Most of this comes from my own stupidity regarding school, and reaching the bottom is…

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formofexpression:

If people on TUMBLR end their life and post it. It’ll shatter me. I feel like we all made blogs about these different issues for a reason. We need to help each other…. when someone has lost all hope we have to give it back to them. We have to remind them that depression anxiety panic any other…