“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths.” M. Scott Peck
If you are a loved one is at risk for committing suicide, have had thoughts or mentioned it, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE to solicit help. There are risk factors and warning signs that may be present. Refer to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website for detailed information on these warning signs and preventative measures.
In the unfortunate event a suicide has occurred, as with my friend Jose, this website also offers information and ways to cope and deal with the grieving process. Also, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.
AND REMEMBER … to get into the habit of reaching out to receive support and give it. This human experience can be difficult at times, so stay close to your people or find your people.
R.I.P. JOSE …… YOU WILL BE MISSED.