The increasing prevalence of drug use among today's Americans poses a serious threat to those seeking a night of enjoyment. While many experiment with recreational drugs, some manage to avoid the dangerous effects, but tragically, others do not survive.
According to the CDC's 2022 health statistics, there were an estimated 107,622 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2021, representing a concerning 15% increase from the 93,655 deaths in 2020.
This surge follows a 30% increase in overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020.
On October 9, 2019, our lives were forever changed when we received the devastating call that no parent should ever experience.
On his 27th birthday, our middle son, Joseph Michael Travieso, succumbed to a drug overdose in his own home. The medical examiner's report revealed a small trace of the synthetic drug "Fentanyl" in his system, tragically ending his life.
In his memory, we are committed to raising awareness about the deadly consequences of drugs like Fentanyl, with the hope of saving LIVES.
Joining Hands for Life: Support Joey's Heart Narcan Distribution in Hampton Roads
Support Joey's Heart is on a mission to distribute Narcan nasal spray throughout the Hampton Roads. We would love to collaborate with you if you are a local business, nonprofit, or faith-based facility. Narcan, a life-saving reversal medication, can make a difference in critical moments. We offer FREE Harm Reduction Kits to your organization when a 10-minute training is completed by all involved participants. Join us in the movement to save lives. Support Joey's Heart – become a part of the cause.
In honor of Joseph M. Travieso.
In Partnership with VDH
Honoring His Memory
Children's safety course about drugs
Empathy in Action aims to create a supportive community for parents and family members who have experienced the profound loss of a child due to various tragic circumstances.
This movement emphasizes the importance of coming together in empathy, understanding, and solidarity to provide comfort and healing for grieving parents. It encourages open dialogue, active listening, and the sharing of experiences to foster connection and reduce feelings of isolation.
A licensed counselor will facilitate comfort and support within the movement, providing the best initiatives through the healing process.
Establishing a Safe Space: This virtual space shall help parents openly engage without fear of judgment or stigma, providing a supportive environment for sharing emotions and experiences.
Peer Support Networks: Build a solid support group or buddy systems where parents who have gone through similar experiences can offer guidance, empathy, and companionship to those who are newly grieving.
Professional Counseling Services: Provide access to grief counseling, therapy, and mental health resources tailored specifically to the needs of parents who have lost children, ensuring they receive the support they require to navigate their grief journey.
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Governor and First Lady Youngkin shared a discussion with VA Moms who loss their loved one to the deadly synthetic opioid drug "Fentanyl".
On August 26, every Angel will be honored on this day.
Panel Discussion Richmond VA YMCA
Expressing the important differences children may have and how to be kind to one another!
School bullying, reported by students, parents, and teachers, remains a prevalent issue and has expanded into various categories:
These categories underscore the complexity of the problem, with statistical numbers on the rise. Addressing this situation requires spreading awareness and providing supportive information to help society better understand the issue.
Bullying has lasting effects, leading to resentment. Our mission at SJH includes making a positive impact on the lives of children who require compassion. We strive to empower each child to build strong, secure feelings by encouraging self-love. Every child deserves joy, regardless of their special needs.
At SJH, we are committed to creating safer environments through activities, workshop programs, books, and literature materials. Additionally, we collaborate with other nonprofits to collectively contribute to the goal of ensuring a happier life for all individuals.
Bully Magazine is a transformative publication providing a platform for individuals to share and release life's challenges that have manifested as bullies in their lives. The testimonies featured in each issue serve as powerful tools, aiding others in overcoming past painful experiences.
At Bully Magazine, we firmly believe that expressing your truth is a crucial step in breaking the stigma of fear. Engaging in open and healthy conversations plays a vital role in comforting emotions that individuals may find challenging to let go of.
For more information, we invite you to explore our website and discover the empowering stories that inspire resilience and foster a sense of community!