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Due October 1, 2022 T.H.I.N.K. Challenge

The 2022/2023 T..H.I.N.K. Challenge T-shirts are READY NOW. But like every year they will go away. Please order yours quickly. We hope to see a sea of Navy on October 1, 2022!!!!




The Challenge Photos are Due October 1, 2022 T.H.I.N.K. Challenge It is that time of year, Tourism Pageants World/National Platform and Bully Awareness goes to social media, during National Anti Bully Month. How does it work Tourism girls from all over the world, Including former



Tourism royals, sisters, moms, and fans grab the Tourism T.H.I.N.K, / Stomp out Bullying T-shirt . This year we are doing a Miss Tourism Passion Project Scholarship at World/National Finals. One lucky girl who shows leadership and excellence in executing her platform during her reign could be the recipient.


How does the challenge work? In your crown and sash you will cover your mouth, cover it hard or it will look like you did something you did not want to do.

Take a minimum of 3 photos and share your album with Teri Moore-Alexander Get your friends involved if possible. If you want to try for this scholarship share so others will be able to get a T-shirt and help the scholarship grow.


This is due no earlier than October 1, 2022 by 3pm. DO NOT ASK IF THIS CAN BE TURNED IN LATER. This is the kick off to National Stop Bullying Month.


FACTS

Bullying and cyberbullying

Kids who are bullied―and those who bully others―face higher risks of suicidal thoughts and actions. This is true whether bullying happens face-to-face or online (cyberbullying). A 2021 study found that adolescents who were bullied online were roughly 12 times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than peers who were not.

Lasting mental health impacts from bullying

Even though bullying commonly happens in childhood, the impact can last well into adulthood. Duke University recently conducted research that shows the rates for agoraphobia and panic disorders greatly increases with bullying. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and low esteem haunt many adults who were once bullied in childhood. Additionally, a new study out of King’s College London in the United Kingdom suggests that that bullying may cause physical changes in the brain and increase the chance of mental illness. The results showed that severe bullying was linked to changes in brain volume and levels of anxiety at age 19. Bullying may decrease the volume of parts of the brain called the caudate and putamen. The caudate plays a crucial role in how the brain learns, specifically how it process memories. This part of the brain uses information from past experiences to influence future actions and decisions. The putamen regulates movements and affects learning.

Long-term risks associated with bullying

With immediate and proper mental health treatment and support systems in place, the prevention of long term consequences associated with bullying can be minimized. Without intervention, however, kids are at risk for the following:

  • Chronic depression

  • Increased risk of suicidal thoughts, suicide plans, and suicide attempts

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Poor general health

  • Self-destructive behavior, including self-harm

  • Substance abuse

  • Difficulty establishing trusting, reciprocal friendships and relationships

Follow the Tourism website for more information about Bullying and its affects...