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Hold On
I heard a report on the news as I was coming into the office this morning of a woman committing suicide after her boyfriend broke up with her. The radio Djs immediately said that it was normal to feel sad and that you need to reach out if you feel that way, that there was nothing wrong  with that feeling, but to reach out, that there is someone  to talk with.

I want to reiterate that. It is very difficult when we get to that point where we cannot see any other option other than suicide, when we hurt so much that we just want to die. I understand. Everyone has been there at least once in their lives. But, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. These feelings will pass. Really. They will. Life changes. We change. Our situation changes. Hold on and see what will happen. While holding on, reach out to someone: a friend, a clergy, a therapist, a relative, a dog. I don’t care whom you reach out to, but reach out. If the first person that you reach out to is not available, reach out again. I know that it is hard. Probably the hardest thing that you have ever done, but it is possible. There are people who care.

I want you to know that other people have been in your situation and have come out on the other side better and stronger for having gone through this experience. You can to. Just hold on.

I am also going to give you a national suicide hotline number, 1 (800) 273-8255 FREE. This is manned 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. You are never alone. There are options. Just hold on.

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