World Suicide Prevention Day

You are important. You are loved. You are not alone. 

Life’s not always fair, tragedies occur daily, and as human beings we have this awful tendency to question every part of ourselves. But at the end of the day, we are equipped with much more strength than we realize – not only can we save ourselves but we can save others as well. Sometimes, words simply aren’t enough but they’re something. Even though we strive to continuously spread positivity and love, we cannot deny the fact that we reside in a screwed up world. As much as we wish this were false, the truth is, not everyone is kind, but there’s not a single soul in the world without their own personal demons.

As similar as two beings can possibly be, there’s not another person in the world that isn’t inimitably created. We want to encourage you to celebrate yourselves day by day. Even in your darkest days, we want to let you know that you that ending your life isn’t the answer. You cannot be replaced and that by itself is an enormous tragedy in our world. We’d be losing a uniquely created, exquisite soul.

Over the last few years especially, with blogging becoming more and more popular by the second – along with the hateful anonymous messages, kind people exist, too. It’s easy to become discouraged, but we want to promise you that there’s at least one person if not more in the world who cares. As people who have the power to change things. Every single day of your life, go out of your way to help someone – a simple text message, tweet, Tumblr message, Facebook message, etc. that reads “hey, how are you” could let them know they aren’t alone. Although we all lead incredibly busy lives, it isn’t difficult to take a moment to compliment someone in line at Starbucks. It’s not difficult to smile at a stranger because that one smile has the ability to evoke something magical within them. We can change lives – let’s never give up trying.

Under the cut are numerous Suicide Prevention Hotlines all over the world. You truly are never alone.

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ALS Awareness + #IceBucketChallenge

Hello beautiful people,
as you’ve all seen by now, the #IceBucketChallenge your newsfeed has been comprised with (including your favorite Hollywood stars) was meant to spread awareness on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons  die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.Read More

Social Networking can at times be exhausting, unsafe, and problematic, but if there’s one thing it’s incredibly phenomenal for it’s spreading awareness. A month ago, not many were asking questions about ALS – some didn’t even know what it was. Today, the #IceBucketChallenge has not only raised awareness, but 53.3 million and counting.

Educate yourselves, get involved, and donate. Money’s most certainly an issue for some but educating yourselves and spreading awareness helps. And if you are able to donate, every amount counts – visit alsa.org to do so. Additionally, if you do partake in the #IceBucketChallenge share that water with a friend in

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

World +Graceland fans, be sure to show your spirit, heart and passions by letting your voice be heard! One of the most beautiful ways you can do something great for the world is by spreading awareness. Your voice is powerful and it can make a difference.

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“30 July 2014 marks the first ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons. To mark this special day, we’re asking people across the globe to express their solidarity with the millions of victims of human trafficking by giving back what they had stolen from them: hope.

We’re working to generate a massive social media drive to show solidarity with victims of human trafficking and raise awareness about this crime, and we want YOU to join us.

Are you in? Great. Here’s how to join:

  • Take a photo of yourself or a friend forming a heart with your hands: it’s simple but it symbolizes offering hope to the millions of trafficking victims.
  • Using the hashtag #igivehope, share your photo across social media and remember to post it on the Blue Heart Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BlueHeartHT.
  • Sign up for the World Day Thunderclap and amplify the #igivehope campaign to create one major show of solidarity with victims of human trafficking.

To find out more visit www.endht.org.”