Teen turns Mom’s suicide into an opportunity to help others
|November 17, 2011||Posted by admin under be the change, kids with character, overcoming adversity, teens, whats right with kids today, WRWKT|
Most teens (and adults) prefer to process the adversity in life in private venues. The smaller things, like zits, a less than stellar report card or a fallout with a friend are often things we deal with privately or with trusted people in our inner circle.
It is this truth that makes this lovely video so powerful. It is so unexpected that this young teen, Kait, holds up a sign in this video, sharing that “On October 5th, 2011, my mum died…I found her in my woods hanging. She committed suicide”.
It is staggering to think that this young spirit, who has surely been through a heart-wrenching loss has been able to turn this profound loss into a gift to anyone suffering a similar loss–or is depressed themselves.
Such sweetness, authenticity and care comes through with Kait only holding signs before the viewer. What an exceptional human being. At the time of this writing 16 year old Kait’s video has 419,255 views. Share this beautiful message so it can get into the hands of anyone who needs a dose of Kait’s perspective.
All the best,
Rena M. Reese
Founder, Soul Salon International
Sponsor of What’s Right With Kids Today
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Rena M. Reese is the founder of Soul Salon International, an inspirational multimedia company which offers coaching, consulting, web-design, publishing support, and fundraising opportunities for individuals and groups. She is the author of several inspirational titles, a professional speaker and coach as well as the host of a weekly radio program, The Soul Salon. Her articles are syndicated in print and online Please visit www.SoulSalonInternational.com and connect with her on Twitter @TheSoulSalon and on facebook