In fact, we will intervene in the largest number of suicides in our history this year.
Spring Hill, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
TheHopeLine, part of the Dawson McAllister Network, announced today that is has partnered with Death 2 Life Revolution (http://www.D2LRevolution.com) in order to battle suicide among teenagers and young adults. D2LRevolution is an internationally recognized ministry serving the Xtreme Sports and Music Scene.
“We are truly excited about our partnership with D2LRevolution. They are an organization focused on a specific niche of our target demographic, those within the Xtreme Sports and Music Scene. Our demographic is teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 29. So we often encounter the same audience. We wish to serve the audience of D2LRevolution with a message of hope that is often missing within this youth culture,” says Dave Anderson, Director of Rescue for TheHopeLine.com.
Mario D’Ortenzio, President/Founder of D2LRevolution says, “We reach those gnarly youth all around the world that want death over life. Our relationship with TheHopeLine is vitally important so we don’t lose these kids but instead share “life” that will transform them for all eternity! We are so honored and blessed to be partnered with TheHopeLine.com.”
Anderson expounds with, “TheHopeLine has been intervening in suicides for the entire 21 years of our existence. Though we handle calls and online one-on-one chats covering a multitude of topics, during the past three years we’ve experienced a steady growth of suicidal interactions. In fact, we will intervene in the largest number of suicidal interactions in our history this year, largely due to our partnership with D2LRevolution.com. Clearly, the niche that D2LRevolution seeks to serve is a segment of our youth culture that is struggling with self-worth and the questions, ‘Is this all there is in this life; will anyone even miss me if I’m not here tomorrow?’ Our partnership allows us to say to these young people, ‘No, there is more to life than this and yes, we care and you will be missed, so let’s talk.”
The overriding objective of the partnership is to see people released from despair and introduced to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. An observation made over many years of ministry to young people across the globe by both D2LRevolution and TheHopeLine is that many of the young people today don’t know anything about Jesus and those that know who he is don’t know too much more than that about him. “We seek to change all of that, one conversation at a time,” says Tim Altman, CEO of Dawson McAllister Association.
Dawson McAllister Association (DMA) is a Christ-Centered non-profit whose vision is to see people released from despair. Focusing on the demograpic of teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 29, DMA founded TheHopeLine over 20 years ago as the rescue arm of the ministry. TheHopeLine is staffed by trained employees and volunteers who connect the hurting with vetted partners that can provide real help. DMA's mission is to reach, rescue and restore teenagers and young adults. They reach them through their web presence, including web streaming, and the Top40 radio show DMLive. Rescue is achieved through the many telephone conversations and one-on-one chats performed by TheHopeLine and restoration occurs through the services of the many vetted faith-based partners.