Lady Gaga Bringing Her Anti-Bullying Campaign to Maryland!!??
Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley has invited pop icon Lady Gaga to Maryland to speak on eliminating bullying in Maryland. So, what does that mean? To me, it means that this issue is finally getting the attention that it’s deserved for years. It means that people in powerful places are now taking notice and making an effort.
I can tell you this much: If our Governor can pull this off, I will be right there in attendance when Gaga comes to Maryland. And, if it does happen, I will be on the front line (what’s new?) attempting to rally more people to attend, take notice, and make a difference. Either way, kudos to you, Mr. Governor, for even making the attempt. It’s definitely a step in the right direction.
In another piece of fantastic, positive news, facebook has launched its own suicide prevention chat service! With just over 1/10th of the world’s population being on the social networking giant, that’s potentially a massive tool! I know from my own brief experience at this that, whereas funneling these people to the right professional so that they can get the help they desperately need, being able to have somebody to chat with it their moment of crisis has proven over and over to be so vital. So, thank you, facebook, for stepping up your efforts.
I want to acknowledge my very dear friend and fellow front-line warrior is this battle against bullying and to prevent teen suicide, Maureen. Thanks for posting this information. You’re the best!