The PITCrew Movement and Your Generosity

 

Your donation goes directly to the Tasha Schuh & Crew 501C3 Non-Profit Organization. This allows you to give directly to the PITCrew and our mission while obtaining a tax deduction. Your donation will pay for our message to be brought to schools in communities that lack the funding for Suicide Prevention. What is the PITCrew?

Please help us share our Anti-Bullying / Suicide Prevention Presentations with students. Your donation will provide sponsorship so that my message of resilience reaches the most vulnerable. Thank you for helping us change lives, one presentation at a time!

 

Tasha’s Change…

It was me. I WAS the kid who could be cruel and insensitive to my peers. Then I experienced being bullied firsthand and immediately saw how negatively it impacted my life. Furthermore, becoming a C-5 quadriplegic at the age of 16, I lost all hope of fulfilling my dreams. I know what it’s like to want to give up, to want to quit on life. My journey captivates all who hear me say, “I know first-hand what it means to feel hopeless.” Yet, mine has been a journey of triumph over tragedy. I persevered. I eventually fought to recover, adapt, and create new dreams. The best was yet to come for me.

 

Stories that need to be heard…

In December of 2014, I was asked to deliver a message at the funeral of a 14 year old boy who had taken his life. That experience changed me. I vowed to do something. It is now my lifelong goal to decrease the number of suicides and generate anti-bullying awareness of this tragedy that is taking so many lives on a daily basis.

Approximately 160,000 children miss school every day for a preventable reason: fear of being bullied. Despite school policies that ban bullying, frequency is on the rise.  As student access to technology increases, statistics on cyber bullying show that about half of American children surveyed admit to some involvement in bullying.

Heartbreak of Loss…

Suicide rates climb in communities where bullying goes unchecked. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. For those who attempt it, the serious public health repercussions have lasting harmful effects for the survivors, their families, and their communities.

Where Hope Begins…

Suicide prevention must start with education. Empowering individuals with depression, and educating those who bully others starts in the schools where children learn valuable lessons of interaction and the effect it has on others. Hope comes with education, compassion, and support.

Loss of any kind must be acknowledged and communicated. Pain that leads to suicide will not fade away without support. Through my strong will and self-advocacy, my hope is to inspire individuals to seek support, show compassion, and take steps to prevent senseless deaths among our youth.

If you or someone you know is in need of help

contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

or text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line

920-710-1715

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