Month: April 2017

Facebook Live with Laura Propst

One of the ways that the Sunflower Effect is raising awareness is through the power of social media. We believe that sharing stories of hope and SHINE can have an impact on people’s lives. We must end the stigma associated with addiction. Join us tomorrow for a discussion with  Laura Propst who founded Not One More Pittsburgh Chapter. This discussion will be available on Facebook Live. We have to build alliances with other groups, this is a war we are in and we are loosing a generation of people. Together we can make a...

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"The war on drugs is ruining peoples' lives,"

I am sure many of you remember the video as part of the war on drugs. Watch this updated version of the video. Rachael Leigh Cook, who starred in the 1997 version of the “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” PSA, appears in a new video for 4/20 that spoofs the ad’s frying pan and egg motif to highlight the devastating effects of the war on drugs, especially on minority communities. Read full...

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Social Media Is Evil…

So, is Social Media Evil? We have heard this many times from many people. We thought this would be a good topic on Sunflower Effect since we are using Sunflower Effect to promote awareness to addiction, overdose, recovery and mental illness. I have asked a friend, Tina Shang, from Go Live Geeks to join me on this discussion and ask that you join us for your thoughts. This Facebook Live Event will be on April 25, 2017 from 6 to 7 PM Eastern.    ...

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Discussion With Laura Propst

I met Laura at the Fed Up Rally in Pitsburgh in 2015, a few months after Amber passed. Laura is the founder of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Not One More. She has been working hard to raise awareness and host some beautiful vigils in memory of our lost loved ones. In early 2012, I began to follow Not One More in the Simi Valley of California. I decided to put my efforts into a Chapter for the Pittsburgh area in hopes of saving the lives of our loved ones too. We now have a strong following and hold events in...

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Empty Seat At The Table

Happy Easter everyone. Today, as you join with your family and friends enjoy their company and show love to the people that you care about. We never know when we will be called home and no longer be present in the lives of our family and friends. Today, please remember there are so many people that have an empty seat at their tables. Those seats would have been filled by mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and other loved ones....

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