18 Principles is a program designed to help you deal with adversity, problem solving, friendship, suicide and other life issues. The Principles cover all aspects of life including interaction with other people, perspective, health, and spiritual inspiration.


If you are having problems in school or with family or friends, the 18 Principles provides a framework to help you address those issues. As an example, let’s look at Principle #6.

Many times when listening to friends’ problems we make them our own and start living them. We feel depressed, angry, frustrated and want to “right the wrong”. Principle #6 says the following:

  • “If you help someone through their problems, do not live their problems with them. Their problems are theirs alone, not yours. It doesn’t mean you do not care, love them, or do not try to help them.”

If you are in a crisis and need help right away:

Call this toll-free number, available 24 hours a day, every day: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a service available to anyone. You may call for yourself or for someone you care about. All calls are confidential.


With this approach to your relationship with others, you will be able to maintain your own perspective and be a better friend.

Our classes and workshops provide a safe environment for the group to study and discuss the 18 Principles and how they are used to deal with the everyday issues of life.

After reviewing the 18 Principles, if you would like us to bring a class to your school, library, church or community, let your parents, teachers, or counselors know about this website and the 18 Principles contact David Sabetay.

If you are interested in helping with the 18 Principles program send us an email from our “Contact Us” page. We can use all the help you can provide.

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