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Helping Children and Teenagers to Cope with Life
Health and Happiness In a Sick Society?
Visit the Story of Stuff Project web page here.
This page is open to suggestions and comment from anyone who feels they can contribute to this difficult subject.

The question is this: Is it possible for us to live healthy and happy lives in a society, a social system, which is in many ways itself "sick"?

What do you think...?

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Consumption versus Consumerism

The Story of Stuff Project was founded in June 2008 by Annie Leonard to leverage the remarkable success of "The Story of Stuff", a 20-minute web-film that explores the often hidden environmental and social consequences of our love affair with "stuff".

Less than two years after its release, the film had been viewed over 8.5 million times on-line and in thousands of schools, houses of worship, community centers and businesses around the world.

The Project's focus is on systems of production and consumption - in particular the harmful environmental and social impacts of current modes of producing, consuming and disposing of material goods.

Victor Lebow (economist and retail analyst) said, as far back as 1955, regarding economic growth:

"Our enormously productive economy... demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption... we need things consumed, burned up, replaced and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate."

Helping Children and Teenagers to Cope with Life.

Safe Chatroom  -  Forum  -  Advice  -  Support.

JADE is a support site for children and younger teenagers, under the age of eighteen only, who suffer from Anxiety, Depression or other mental problems.

Some of the problems kids and teenagers come to us for help and support with:-

Anxiety, Stress and Panic Attacks - Depression - Social Anxiety - Agoraphobia - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Self Harm (Self Injury) - Eating Disorders - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We also offer advice on:-
alcohol and drugs, anger management, assertiveness, bereavement and grief, breathing techniques and hyperventilation, bullying and teasing, counselling, exercise, fear of failure, low self-esteem, medication, problems at home or with parents, problems with school, relaxation and meditation, sexual and physical abuse, sexual identity, shyness, stress, suicidal feelings, talking, therapy, trusting people.
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