Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Authors Care -- Suicide Prevention Week Sign-Ups



Sign Ups – Suicide Prevention Week Hop

I’m putting together my first ever blog hop for a cause that’s close to me – Suicide Prevention Week. Over the course of my life, I’ve met many people whose lives have been affected by suicide. It’s especially prevalent in the LGBT community. Suicide Prevention Week is a nationwide event, but let’s put a romance twist on it – Authors Care.

During the week, please post about personal, positive, supportive, related topics. I’ve volunteered doing writing and editing for The Jacquelyn Bogue Foundation, a nonprofit suicide prevention and awareness organization. On my site, I’ll share some personal insights, along with guest columns from licensed family therapists.

As a top prize, I’ll throw in a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate, and will send a Rafflecopter code out to participants. I also ask site hosts to offer an individual prize.

When: Sept. 8-14, 2013
Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Certificate

Special thanks goes to Lex Valentine from Winterheart Designs for the Hop graphic. Please grab a copy for your posts. Addition: I've been asked, bloggers, reviewers and unpublished are invited to join, too.


Questions? Please contact me! Thanks for taking part.

Spread the love,

Louisa Bacio


20 comments:

  1. Is there an email we can contact you at for questions and such?

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    1. My email address is louisa bacio at yahoo(dot)com <<-- spaces removed and all fixed up! ;-)

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  2. So thoughtful,Louise. I tweeted about this today and also put a notice on my Facebook page. A great cause. Wishing everyone much success with hop!

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    1. Thanks so much Keta! I appreciate it.

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  3. Great cause, Louisa! Happy to join in. I lost my brother to suicide and am a lifetime contributor to The Trevor Project.

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    1. I'm very sorry to hear about your brother. It's amazing how many people it effects, and yet so many people don't talk about it. ((hugs)) OK, I don't see your name on the linky -- did you sign up? Just want to make sure it's working.

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    2. I signed up but not seeing either. Will try again.

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  4. Thanks so much for the opportunity. I'm really excited about the guest I've lined up for the occasion and have been spreading the word to other writers I know.

    Michael Rupured

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    1. Thank you very much Michael. I appreciate both accounts!

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  5. Happy birthday Ella!!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  6. Thank you so much - this is a wonderful idea. I'm excited to participate.

    Alex

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  7. Hi Louisa. Is there a Twitter hashtag we'll be using for this?

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    1. Good question! I'm thinking #SuicidePrevention does the most good, but #AuthorsCare would be good, too! I'm going to send a note out tomorrow, Thursday, with information.

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  8. Thank you for doing this, Louisa. I almost lost a child to suicide. I'm one of the lucky ones.

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  9. This is a great blog hop idea, Louisa. Thanks for getting so many people involved. I've lost friends to suicide as well.

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  10. THANK YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAVE A GOOD WEEK END!!

    lindarb49@hotmail.com

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  11. It's wonderful you're bringing awareness to this cause, but so sad it has to be done. ♥

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