CA) September 7, 2011 – The Inspire USA Foundation, the
non-profit organization behind the youth mental health site
ReachOut.com, today announced it has received a $5,000
advertising grant from StumbleUpon to increase the
organization’s awareness throughout September, Suicide
Prevention Month. StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that
recommends the best mobile and web content for every user.
As you click “Stumble!,” the product delivers uniquely
recommended pages based on your personal preferences.
has received a grant from the Stumbling for Good program,
StumbleUpon’s advertising program for non-profit
organizations. As part of this program, StumbleUpon donates
credits for its Paid Discovery advertising program to drive
engaged traffic to an organization’s web pages. With Paid
Discovery, Inspire USA and ReachOut will be able to insert
web pages directly into the stream of recommended content
and reach audiences that are interested in learning more
tech savvy youth, we couldn’t be more appreciative to
receive this generous grant from StumbleUpon during Suicide
Prevention Month,” said Anastasia Goodstein, Director of
Digital Programs for the Inspire USA Foundation.
“StumbleUpon’s demographics are perfect for promoting
ReachOut.com, thanks to this grant, if young adults using
the service are going through a tough time, or have a friend
in need of support, they will find ReachOut first and get
the help and information they need.”
and ReachOut will launch its StumbleUpon discovery campaign
during the week of September 10, National Suicide Awareness
Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around
the globe that suicide can be prevented. Throughout the
world, suicide continues to be a path millions of young
Each day 11 young Americans die by suicide – the second
leading cause of death for teens and young adults.
In an average high school classroom of 30 students, over
the past year, 8 have had extended periods of feeling
hopeless, 4 have seriously contemplated suicide, 3 have
drawn up a plan, and 2 have attempted suicide.
In 2009, the Institute of Medicine calculated the annual
cost of youth mental, emotional and behavioral disorders
was $287 billion.
With the help
of StumbleUpon and the continual growth of ReachOut.com,
Inspire USA hopes to do its part of prevent suicides by
fostering help-seeking behavior and providing young people
with evidence-based information and supports, real life
stories and the ability to connect and contribute in a safe
and supported community.
is an initiative of the Inspire USA Foundation (www.inspireusafoundation.org),
which is a national organization with a mission of helping
millions of young people lead happier lives. Reachout.com is
a safe, supportive community where teens and young adults
can learn about mental health issues, read and contribute
real life stories, and find resources to get help. ReachOut
can also be found on twitter @ReachOutInUSA.