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Spill – Bring Empathy to Schools

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Spill – Bring Empathy to Schools

Spill is a confidential place for young adults to “spill” about life issues anonymously, and share advice, support, and encouragement with one other.  No judgement. No stigma. Just empathy. They started Spill 3 years ago as college kids ourselves. They just wanted a way to talk about personal problems without feeling judged. When hundreds of students signed up to get involved, they realized that a lot of people were struggling in silence. Together they have spread to 150 college campuses, changing thousands of lives and working with professionals to prevent dozens of potential student suicides. Last year, Spill won the Global Social Venture Competition for its impact in suicide prevention, competing against 600 teams from over 50 countries. It’s just the beginning. They want to bring Spill to high schools, military veterans, and more colleges, but to launch a sustainable community it typically requires $400-500, and this year they have more interest than they can take on. They need help from people who care. It only takes 20 people per school to make Spill a reality for the entire student body. By chipping in $25 for a school that means something to you, they can work together to serve over 100,000 students in 2014. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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