Otago Daily Times 9 April 2014
There is a devastating demoralising disease sweeping the world at a drastic rate, and children in our generation have a 42% chance of being infected with it.
This disease will affect almost every aspect of a child’s life.
There is no cure, no treatment available, but there is a preventive.
The question is, will you try to stop it?
This disease will give a child a 48% higher possibility of smoking.
One in four children that get the disease will drop out of high school.
Out of the three in four kids who stay in school, 40% of them will not graduate by the age of 20.
If a child is seriously affected, they will fall behind their classmates in math and social skills, and are at immense risk to suffer from anxiety, stress and low self-esteem, which can lead to depression and suicide.
And what is this disease?