My name is Brian McInerney. I'm 23, a graduate student at UCLA, and the chairman of Green Ribbon Club. We're a group of students and recent graduates who are trying to reduce the number of suicides in our community. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in my age demographic. I've lost three friends to suicide, and nearly took my own life last year.
The youth in OC are scared and we feel like no one cares, or listens, that mental health isn't just a social issue, it's a public health issue.
We're hosting a charity auction on August 13th from 2-4pm @ the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. Emmy Award winner Mary Pat Gleason will be speaking. We'll auction items such as Angels dugout tickets and annual Disneyland Passes, and have really fun activities. Tickets are only $5 and all money raised goes to suicide prevention and mental health in Orange County.
Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to read this. I hope you have a blessed day.