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Suicide Awareness

I have been wanting to write about this growing epidemic for several days, but did not know where to start.  So bear with me, as I attempt to share my feelings. As I listen to the news, read newspaper articles, and talk to those who have lost a love one through suicide, or attempted suicide, I am reminded that some children, teenagers, adults, middle age, and seniors are at a great risk. Some folks may exhibit signs of needing help, and some hide their feelings, leaving family and friends to wonder what they missed. These beautiful souls who feel they have nothing to live for, or see no way out, just want the pain to stop.  I find myself often thinking about, what circumstances these folks find themselves in, that leads to their final decision. Bullying, illness, drugs, and alcohol, physical and mental abuse, feeling of failing, and letting family and friends down, mental illness, and not feeling they fit in, are just a few on a list of many causes. So dear readers, how can each one of us make a difference? How can we reach out to a love one, or a friend who is struggling?  I know what I plan on doing. First, I want my friends and family to know how much I love them; and that my love is unconditional.  Secondly,  I want them to know that I will always be there for them.  Importantly,  I want them […]

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