You Matter

by Jasmine Torres, Educator at the Katie Brown Educational Program

In the midst of a confusing and difficult world, take a moment to remember that you are important: You Matter. This phrase is so simple yet we do not hear it or say it nearly enough. Through the various, seemingly never ending struggles and challenges in our lives, we sometimes forget just how special and powerful we are.

Watch the video (by clicking the image) below and remember: You Matter.. You are enough:

This project was done through the support and sponsorship of the Fall River Suicide Prevention Coalition, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community, United Neighbors of Fall River, and Capion Studio.

Looking for ways to get involved in your community?

Riverside Trauma Center is hosting a video contest,“13 Ways to Take Care of Ourselves and Each Other” which asks for teens to showcase healthy ways to manage and cope with social and emotional challenges. Participants have a chance to win $1,000! The video contest is for Massachusetts high school students, age 14 and older. The submission deadline is July 28, 2017. Click here for more information on video requirements and contest rules.

Look out for the KBEP’s upcoming blog series “13 Things about 13 Reasons Why.”