Social Network Takes On Suicide, the Third Leading Cause of Death Among Young People Ages 15-24
New Hope, PA – March 26, 2012 – Quepasa Corporation (QPSA: NYSE Amex), the public market leader for social discovery and owner of North-American platform myYearbook and Latin-American platform Quepasa, has announced a myYearbook partnership with Inspire USA Foundation’s ReachOut.com, a nonprofit organization that designs and delivers innovative technology-based services that promote mental health and prevent suicide among young adults and teens. The ReachOut fan page on myYearbook is live now, with a goal of reaching more than a million fans in the next year.
ReachOut.com helps teens and young adults improve their understanding of mental health issues, develop resilience, build coping-skills and increase help-seeking behavior. It provides evidenced-based information and supports, real life stories and the ability to connect and contribute in a safe and supported community.
“Young adults have a lot on their plate these days,” says Catherine Cook, Vice President of Strategy for Quepasa Corporation. “From balancing schoolwork with home life and relationships, we want our members to know that if they’re struggling, they’re not alone,” added Cook, who is co-founder of myYearbook and also a member of the Reach Out Youth Council.
ReachOut is a valuable resource where members can go for support, information and to interact with other members who face similar struggles. Using myYearbook’s Ask Me application, members are able to anonymously ask questions on a range of mental health issues each week.
Additionally, ReachOut will be added to myYearbook Causes, allowing members to also donate their virtual currency, Lunch Money. As with all myYearbook Causes, the company writes a check for real US dollars at the end of every month based on the giving activity of myYearbook members.
About Quepasa Corporation
Quepasa Corporation (QPSA: NYSE Amex) is the public market leader for social discovery and owner of Latin-American platform Quepasa and North-American platform myYearbook. The company makes meeting new people fun through social games and apps, monetized through both advertising and virtual currency. In addition to Quepasa and myYearbook, the Company operates Quepasa Games, a cross-platform social game development studio. Quepasa has strong reach throughout the world, with a concentration across North and South America. Quepasa is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania. For more information about the Company, go to www.quepasacorp.com, or join for free at www.Quepasa.com, myYearbook.com, or via the myYearbook app on iPhone, iPad, and Android.
About Inspire USA Foundation
Working directly with teens and young adults, Inspire USA designs and delivers innovative technology-based services that promote mental health and prevent suicide. ReachOut.com is the Inspire USA Foundation’s primary online platform and avenue of outreach. Inspire USA takes a strengths-based approach to its work with a focus on the prevention of mental health difficulties and the active promotion of mental health and wellbeing including those factors that have been shown to build resilience in young people. Inspire USA is part of an international network, which includes Australia (where Inspire began) and Ireland.
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Statistic Source: National Institute of Mental Health