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.
Delivering safety kits making them accessible to all families in times of emergency.
Honoring His Memory
Children's safety course about drugs
This program is dedicated to supporting children through the grieving process following the loss of a parent, sibling, close family member, or pet. Our group sessions provide a safe space for each child to express their emotions and fears. With the guidance of our licensed therapist, we focus on developing supportive skills that empower children to openly discuss their thoughts, using simple language to navigate conversations about death.
The group sessions cover various aspects, including:
Children who undergo loss may face heightened risks of negative outcomes, including mental health challenges stemming from trauma or loneliness. If you are interested in joining this program or need more information, please contact us today to get involved and provide vital support for these children.
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!