Posted: May 21, 2013 8:27 PM by Victoria Fregoso - MTN News
HARDIN - About once a week, you can find Hardin High School sophomores Jordan and Jeramiah with iPads in hand, preparing their next video. They stumbled upon their newly found passion for photography and video editing with some help. This discovery came just in time, as the two were considering suicide. Jordan Carr said the following advice changed his life, "He said, why don't you make all your pain into something positive? Tell all the kids around the world that suicide is not the way out."
That helping hand came from Crow Tribe Youth Liaison Josh Stewart. "They just need someone like us to come along and say hey, we care about you, we're here for you and it kind of goes from there," Stewart said. "They have their own dreams, they have their own hopes and stuff and once you latch onto that, they just go with it."
Jordan and Jeramiah did just that. During some down time between classes one day, they were the stars of their first video. They poured out their thoughts on the battle against suicide. "In the first video that we did, I had the message that suicide isn't the answer," Jeramiah Wagenman said. "I've learned that if you are having a hard time, just keep going. There is nothing too hard that you can't get through."
After receiving positive feedback, the duo decided to create more videos and they hope to see others contribute. "I'm hoping this can go further than just our school. Further than just Montana. And I'm hoping everyone can help us with it," Wagenman said. "Anyone can grab a camera and give their feelings. Give what they think. Just like me and Jordan."
Like these two young men discovered, sometimes all it takes is one request for help. "They can find a source of strength; they can find an aunt, an uncle. They can find us and just say hey man, I'm struggling, I need help," Stewart said.
If you would like to watch Jordan and Jeramiah's entire video on YouTube, click here.