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We are SO excited to be taking part in Text, Talk, Act again! In case you missed out last time, TTA is a an innovative event taking place on April 24th (next Thursday) in which thousands of people across the country will come together to discuss mental health. Participating couldn’t be easier:

  1. At any time on April 24th, gather 3-4 of your friends, family, classmates, students, and/or colleagues;
  2. Text “start” to 89800; and
  3. Receive polling and discussion questions via text messaging while having a face-to-face dialogue with your group. 

The process takes one hour. The result can last a lifetime. Will you join us?

http://creatingcommunitysolutions.org/texttalkact

Meet our friend, Alfie. See the alligator on his chest? It isn’t just there for fun: underneath the paint is a scar he sustained after undergoing a life-saving heart surgery when he was just a newborn.

While Alfie’s a local celebrity known for raising $13,000 for a charity and being kind and brave every day, we think the whole world should know about this awesome 7-year-old. To spread his story even further, all you have to do is reblog!

We are proud to announce that one of our Research Advisory Board members, Dr. Marc Brackett, will be chairing a huge event tonight, called Mental Health and Wellness on Campus: A Town Hall Without Walls. Held by the Clinton Foundation, Facebook, and The Jed Foundation, “the Town Hall will allow mental health experts to discuss serious issues with students, including the prevalence, challenges, stereotypes, and dangers of prescription drug misuse, self-harm, and suicide on campus.”

The live-stream begins at 3:35pm EST. We can’t wait to tune in!

http://www.clintonfoundation.org/livestream-mental-health-and-wellness-campus-town-hall-without-walls

Some Clarity, From Us to You

Setting the record straight. Thank you for all of your support! You make OUR world kinder and braver everyday. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cynthia-germanotta/speaking-out-for-lady-gag_b_4952424.html

Today, Facebook launched new custom gender options. “There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” said trans* Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison.

This is a great step in the right direction. Reblog if you agree.

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