San Juan, Puerto Rico- Itzetl M. Juarbe Huertas, the reigning Miss Worldwide Teen Puerto Rico Ambassador of Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) will be completing a school tour educating students on the signs of depression, steps of suicide intervention, and anti-bullying. Itzetl plans to teach individuals the three steps to stop a bullying situation along with the signs of depression and three steps for suicide prevention taught through the QPR Institute.
The object of Live Out Loud Charity’s visit to Puerto Rico is to educate the public on suicide prevention while bringing awareness to the issue.
Sherrie Gearheart, President of Live Out Loud Charity and Shawnna Ballog, Miss Worldwide Teen USA Ambassador, will be traveling to Puerto Rico all the way from Chicago, Illinois, USA on September 21, 2016 to complete the first ever Puerto Rico media and school tour for the non profit organization, Live Out Loud Charity. Itzetl, at the young age of fifteen, will be hosting a week full of events to spread awareness of bullying, suicide prevention, core character development, and depression. On Saturday, September 24, 2016, fourteen year old Ariana Oyola will be crowned the second Puerto Rico Ambassador of Live Out Loud Charity during their fundraiser called Model Boot Camp teaching self esteem and suicide prevention.
According to the Para la Prevención del Suicidio, Depto de Salud PR, “Every 28 hours a person commits suicide on the island Puerto Rico.” Sometimes life is so unbearable, people turn to taking their own life. Suicide prevention requires a “very comprehensive and multi-layered response” and Gearheart, Ballog, and Huertas will provide that first layer of response by educating teens and adults on how to prevent suicide and where to seek professional help.+1-800-981-0023 a free, 24/7 reliable resource to call when in a time of crisis for both depressed and suicidal for people of Puerto Rico.
Founded in 2010, based in Chicago, Live Out Loud Charity’s mission is to save lives through education and awareness. LOLC has a grassroots movement across USA, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Liberia, and within several countries. Live Out Loud Charity has over 75 youth and adult spokespersons worldwide. More information about Sherrie Gearheart and Live Out Loud Charity can be found at www.LiveOutLoudCharity.org
For additional information contact: Sherrie Gearheart, firstname.lastname@example.org or 815.914.8602