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September is Suicide Prevention/Awareness Month.
 
I will try not to go into length on here as to all my losses and “near-misses” that make this month so precious to me. I will say, that without the earth shattering experience of losing a friend in high school and the ripple effect it had 17 years later in opening my eyes… I dare say, I would have still been stuck in my own selfish bubble and never seen the signs, I could never have saved my own daughters life if I had not known the reality and pain of mental illness and the overwhelming effects of “keeping silent”. Depression, insomnia, Bi-Polar, Stress, lonliness, fear, rejection… they are all reasons a person might take their own life… TALK to your kids!! Reassure them that NOTHING is so bad they can not come to you and feel safe! My motto has always been to “sleep on it” It always looks better in the daylight. Just be aware! Its that AWARENESS that saves lives. And never, NEVER think it “can’t happen to you”.. one of my friends thought that, and then it did.   Hug each other!Image
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