Interesting Teens Are Saving Lives.
What an incredible honor to bring IPR to We Are Family Foundation‘s Three Dot Dash Just Peace Summit, where I got to meet and interview so many Global Teen Leaders (GTLs) and their Mentors. Listen to this second episode of this series on Interesting Teens, and get to know the work of Global Teen Leader, Alan Hayes, 19, from Ireland. Alan founded The Thomas Hayes Trust, which focuses on suicide prevention, awareness, and support for individuals and families, after he lost his father and brother to suicide. Joining Alan is his mentor, John Macphee, Executive Director/CEO of The Jed Foundation, a leading non-profit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide among teens and young adults.
Suicide Prevention and Awareness
“It’s okay to not feel okay, and it’s okay to ask for help,” is Alan’s big message that he needs everyone, men, and women, to hear. Help Alan tear down the walls of silence around mental health. If “you’re not okay,…neither am I, let’s get help.”
Hear a few words from Jess Teutonico, the Executive Director of We Are Family Foundations’s Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader and Mentoring program. Joining Jess is Megan Delaney, another brilliant mind, and mentor to many, including The Wolfpack. Two badass women, no doubt, also shaping a better future for us all.
In this episode, you’ll also get insight on how music, words and singing heals—you’ll find Alan’s track “Survivor” on iTunes here. As a DJ obsessed with how Music Heals… getting to know Alan Hayes touched my heart deeply. Listen and gain perspective on men and mental health, a topic rarely discussed and support these brilliant Global Teen Leaders! More episodes in the Teens Shaping The Future Today Series on IPR coming up…
Thank you, Three Dot Dash!
Keep nurturing our future leaders.