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The One More Day Movement

Ending the stigma on mental health

 

Mental health recognition for students K-12, teachers, parents,

and youth organizations

 A mental health and suicide prevention youth service founded in Jacksonville, Florida

OUR MISSION

THE STORY BEHIND THE MOVEMENT

Fairy Lights

ONE MORE

DAY

When I was in high school, I attempted suicide. I didn't like myself, the world around me or anything in it. All I saw was darkness. All I felt was pain. I just wanted it to go away. Someone saved my life with three words. Those three words have become everything to me since then, some days not even realizing the significant role they have always played in where I am today and how I got there. It’s what keeps me going when I feel lost, broken, hopeless or too weak to keep fighting.

Back then, I couldn’t promise I would never want to die, never act on those feelings. I was just in too dark of a place to be able to say “never.” And he knew that. So, he didn’t ask me to promise never. He just asked me to promise to give him “one more day.” And I did. Every time it got that bad, I promised one more day. That was a promise I could keep. It didn’t feel so impossible or overwhelming to promise a day. And when that dark place would return, no matter how soon, he would ask me for the same thing again; one more day. And I am glad to say that I did, every time, or I wouldn't be here today to make this mission possible.

The One More Day Movement will spread necessary awareness in the community and provide schools and youth organizations with free training. Youth K-12 will include age-appropriate educational group discussions on mental health so that they know, no matter what the situation or circumstance is, regardless of how much it hurts today, there is a way through it. It starts by talking...

-Ashley Zeilic

Founder and President

The One More Day Movement, Inc.

In loving memory of the one who gave me the words to name this organization, and so much more...

Charles Ellis McCall

November 24, 1942 - July 19, 2022

It starts, by talking…

 

Talking about mental health can be difficult, and sometimes you may feel like you are not qualified to speak about the important issues of emotions, self-harm, addiction, or suicide. You may feel if you talk about it, you will be giving ideas to those at risk. Talking about it does not increase someone’s chance of self-harm.

The more we stay silent, the more mental health challenges go unnoticed, undiagnosed, and untreated. Trauma does not go away, it grows in time, manifests into self-destructive patterns, and eventually takes control of one’s mind and life.

Let’s start talking. Let’s make it normal to speak up and end the silence. Let’s change the narrative on mental health together; and stop having to say goodbye to those we love.

Elementary School

Kindergarten through fifth grade talk about various emotions and how to recognize how you feel, appropriate ways to handle those feelings, who to talk to about those feelings, and bullying (the effects on yourself and others, and what to do about it).

High school

High School students, grades nine through twelve speak on the two basic core emotions and how they affect overall mood and actions. Trauma, and the negative long-term effects it can have if one does not seek the correct support. Self-harm, addiction, and suicide.

ALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND TRAININGS ARE PRESENTED BASED ON AUDIENCE AND AGE GROUP

Middle School

Grades sixth through eighth talk about emotions on a deeper level, how sometimes emotions do not always express themselves outwardly in a way that tells us or others how we really feel (i.e., you feel sad, but you react with anger). How to manage bullying and peer pressure safely and effectively. Learn healthy coping skills, and who to talk to if you feel unsafe or are having emotional difficulty.

For teachers and parents

How to talk about mental health and addiction, how to recognize signs of a crisis, and suicide prevention awareness and training (QPR Institute Gatekeeper Training).

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

- Leonard Cohen -

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Give Someone One More Day...

The One More Day Movement is here to spread mental health awareness to students K-12, teachers, parents, and youth organizations. Providing group discussions to students, and training and awareness to teachers and parents including suicide prevention training at no cost to the schools.

 

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in teens and young adults. Recent years have seen an increase in these fatalities, along with a spike in school violence, substance abuse, and self-harm. Silence isn’t stopping the issue; it’s only causing more suffering.

 

Knowing how to recognize signs of a mental health crisis, being able to speak on this issue, and making others feel safe to express mental health concerns can save a life. We want to not only provide support and resources for those in crisis but start education on mental health at an early age to aid in crisis prevention.

 

With the generosity of you and the community, we can give the training necessary to help those suffering in silence finally speak up and get the support they need.

Let’s end the stigma together.

To donate by Zelle: theonemoredaymovement@gmail.com,

through PayPal: paypal.me/onemoredaymovement, or by check please inquire by email (theonemoredaymovement@gmail.com).

 

If you provide youth and family services in the community and want to be added to our community resource guide or to be a guest speaker, please email theonemoredaymovement@gmail.com

Thank you for your support and generosity. It's how we keep going One More Day…

All gifts to The One More Day Movement, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For a donation receipt, please email theonemoredaymovement@gmail.com with your information and donation amount sent. Receipts are sent within 24 hours.

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