When celebrities read mean tweets about themselves, it's funny. When homeless people do it, it's heartbreaking.
In a powerful PSA by Canadian advocacy group Raising the Roof, people who are dealing with homelessness read actual tweets written about those living without stable shelter.
"Maybe if homeless people took care of themselves, looked pretty, we would want to help them," Kubby, a man in the video who has been homeless for 47 years, reads. "I don't help yellow teeth."
"Never understand why homeless people smell of piss when you can literally piss anywhere," another man named Kim, who's been homeless for three years, reads.
The PSA -- which appropriates the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" segment that has featured entertainers, athletes and even President Obama -- aims to "remind [viewers] the conversation around the issue needs to change," according to Raising the Roof. The organization is using the #HumansForHumans hashtag to promote the video and keep its message spreading on social media.
The PSA uses the same concept as one published online earlier this month by the Canadian Safe School Network and advertising agency John St. that highlights cyberbullying among teenagers.
To learn more and support Raising the Roof, visit the organization's #HumansForHumans website.
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Free eye exams and low cost glasses:
The California Vision Project is a non-profit, optometric charity designed to provide low-income, uninsured families throughout the state of California with free comprehensive eye exams and low cost glasses. CVF successfully matches and assigns over 3,000 eligible individuals to volunteer optometrists each year.
Free cataract surgery:
Mission Cataract USA offers free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no means to pay.
Join CID at the Daily Journal's Annual Health and Wellness Fair
Saturday, March 28 • 9:30 am ~ 2:30 pm • Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City
Hosted by the College of San Mateo
February 25: Part 1: Self Awareness
March 18: Part 2: Awareness Rights
April 15: Part 3: Taking Action
College of San Mateo Bldg. 14 room 118
1pm - 2:30pm
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Individuals with experience living with mental health and/or substance use challenges and family members of individuals with these challenges are welcome!
Learn how to share your story to empower yourself, reduce stigma, and educate others about behavioral health challenges. Graduates can go on to be a part of the Speakers’ Bureau and receive a stipend to share your stories with behavioral health staff and community members.
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