MOUNT VERNON — Bobby Folden and his wife Racheal Folden came up with the idea for the Stop Bullying Now Foundation after trying to do a fundraiser to raise awareness and funding for anti-bullying programs. Bobby Folden is the program director at Midwest Innovations Health Systems in Mount Vernon, and said that he, along with his wife, created the 24/7 hotline as a way to reach youths who have experienced bullying who feel they have no other resort. The hotline (740-326-9076), which launched Feb. 14, is also another line of communication for youths, in which a lot of cases young people feel they aren’t heard.

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