Suicide is cruel. Talk to someone today

Many women wanted to be Kate Spade: a fashion designer.
Many men wanted to be Anthony Bourdain: A traveling chef around the world.
They seemed to have it all: Fame, fortune and a dream job.
But, they were unhappy and they gave it all up in one night, killing themselves. The question that screams in my head is why. Why would someone, who seems to have the best life, would give all up and kill themselves?
Nationwide, suicide is on the rise, spiking about 30% in the United States in the last 20 years.
In our community, suicide is gaining traction. We recently lost several young men and women to suicide.
Whatever is on your mine, talk to someone. Help is always available.
I found the following story and I want to share it with you.
We all have at least one reason to live, yet sometimes it’s difficult to believe. We understand.
When we’re feeling low, we need the help of others around us to help us understand and wrap our arms around our reason(s) to live.
Your reasons may be your family, your friends, a pet or your hobby. Whatever your reason to live is, that is the reason why you need to stay alive!
Your life is precious – there is nothing ever so bad that you have to hurt yourself or hurt anyone else. There’s always a way forward.
We believe in YOU!
We’re here to listen and to help as best we can. Your communication with us is confidential. We encourage you to give us as much background as you feel comfortable giving because the more we understand your situation, the more thoughtful and helpful our response to you will be.
You’re not alone. Hold steady.
We’re here for YOU!
Here are some great thoughts for today. Sometimes we are caught in circumstances that are beyond our control and working through it all can be so tough. We understand.  But in the midst of all we encourage you to keep going and make every moment count.
Make Every Moment Count.


Find a passion and pursue it.
Fall in love. Dream big.
Drink and eat healthily.
Spend quality time with good friends.
Laugh every day.
Don’t dwell on the past or over-anticipate tomorrow.
Live in the moment. Enjoy now. Be optimistic. Expect great things to happen.
Travel. Broaden your horizons.
Learn more. Be creative.
Spend time with people who are positive and encouraging.
Make the most of opportunities when they arise. Don’t procrastinate as you may miss the boat.
Love with all your heart.
Never give up. Do what you love to do.
Be true to who you are.
Make time to enjoy the simple things in life.
Spend time with family. Forgive even when it’s hard. Life’s too short for stuff.
Smile often. Be grateful.
Be the change you want to see in the world. Live it.
Follow your dreams.
Try new things. Work hard.
Don’t be fearful. You can achieve much more than you may realize.
Don’t count the minutes. Count the laughs.
Embrace positive change. Trust in yourself. Believe.
Be thankful. Be nice. Be happy.
Live for today.

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