I think at all ages it is important to know we have support in our lives.

As a child and teenagers we need to know our parents will take care of us. That we will have a place to live, clothes to wear and food to eat.  We need emotional support as well. Somewhere or someone to turn in times of need.  

As adults, it’s important to know our friends, significant others, family and maybe even co-workers have our backs.  It doesn’t always work that way but we hope (once again) there is somewhere to turn to in times of need.  

Yes, I suppose it seems obvious but for some it is clearly not, obvious.  They feel alone.  As if, there is an entire universe out there and I/you are the only one.  The loneliness is over whelming, frightening, almost deafening; it is so silent where I/you sit.

In my opinion, this is why we had over 44,000 Americans die by suicide in 2015.

We need to help each other.  If you don’t have it, try to learn the signs of what to watch for in others. You might save a life. If you might have it, learn what to acknowledge in yourself and reach out. Don’t be embarrassed, you are not alone.  Talk to someone.  If you have it, keep doing you.  Keep your chin up and I will too.


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