Sherrie Gearheart, Miss United Nations 2015, and founder of Live Out Loud Charity is expected to arrive in Liberia next week in her bid to bring hope and to educate the public on suicide prevention while bringing awareness to the issue.
During her trip to Liberia, Sherrie Gearheart will speak to students and faculty in local schools and meet governmental officials to learn more about the culture and domestic issues in Liberia. During the Ebola outbreak many lives were lost, schools and businesses were closed for a year but the mental impact felt by Liberians still needs to heal.
Live Out Loud Charity is coming to Liberia to bring people hope and to let them know that the world is with them. Miss United Nations, Sherrie Gearheart, plans to combat this issue with her organization’s program, Core Character Development which teaches self esteem, anti-bullying, and character building. Furthermore, Gearheart plans to teach individuals the signs of depression and three steps for suicide prevention taught through the QPR Institute.
In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60 per cent worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that it is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). According to WHO, suicide attempts are up to 20 times more frequent than completed suicides; and although suicide rates have traditionally been higher amongst elderly males, rates among young people have been increasing to such an extent that they are now the group at highest risk of a third of all countries. Sadly, youth suicide is increasing at the greatest rate in Bong County. The entire nation of Liberia needs a comprehensive suicide prevention plan and Gearheart plans to start in Monrovia, the capital and expand from there.
Founded in 2010, based in Chicago, IL, USA, Live Out Loud Charity’s mission is to save lives through suicide prevention education and awareness. Since 2010, Live Out Loud Charity has reached over 80 million people worldwide through television, radio, magazines and newspapers teaching suicide prevention and character building. Sherrie Gearheart traveled to Philippines twice on missionary trips to help underprivileged children.
After visiting Ireland in November 2015 and speaking in schools there, Gearheart’s next stop is Liberia, Africa on December 8th, 2015 to implement suicide prevention in this post Ebola stricken country. Gearheart is also a professional model and President of Tiara Magazine. Gearheart’s number one passion is saving lives and bringing hope as founder of Live Out Loud Charity and Miss United Nations 2015.
Live Out Loud Charity has over 75 youth and adult spokespersons worldwide.