SWLA helps spread suicide and bullying awareness - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

SWLA helps spread suicide and bullying awareness

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Hannah Pauley Foundation hosted its first Golf Tournament Fundraiser at the National Golf Club in Westlake on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Last year, 15-year-old Hannah Pauley committed suicide. Her father, Len Pauley, believes bullying played a role in the cause of her death.

The Hannah Pauley Foundation began in honor of Hannah, and Len said the tournament helps out a lot.

"It helps with traveling. I travel all over the state trying to raise awareness on suicide and bullying," Len said.

The tournament proceeds will benefit the Foundation which provides funding for prevention activities regarding teenage harassment and bulling. Tournament proceeds also went toward the wounded warriors of Louisiana's National Guard.

Len said parents need to talk to their kids more and ask how things are.

"They keep a smile on their face, but we don't know what has taken place at school, in their hearts or what they're holding in," he said.

And with this being the first year for the foundation and the golf tournament in Hannah's honor, it's already proven to be a success.

"It gets me so emotional for the support. Over 25 teams in our first year, raised over $25,000. Words can't express how I feel about what everybody's done to support this foundation," Len said.

But this was only one of the efforts to raise awareness for suicide prevention and bullying. The Suicide Prevention and Intervention Coalition for Youth (S.P.I.C.Y) held it's third walk in Sulphur. 

Teens in crisis can reach out 24/7 by calling the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that number is 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255.

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