Yesterday I went to a memorial service for a bright, beautiful, wonderful young lady. She had just turned 21. She had just graduated from college. She had just started a new job that she loved.
Then, one day last week, for no reason that anyone can fathom, she committed suicide.
There was no warning, no inkling, no clues. She was bubbly and happy, at least on the outside. She left no note. No one has any idea why.
Please, please, if you have the slightest idea someone you know might be considering such a drastic step, reach out to them. A kind word, a quiet conversation, a pat on the back ... any one of those things might have made a difference.
Now her friends and family are devastated. They will never be able to approach the Christmas season the same. Every year will be a brutal reminder of the loss of this fine young woman.
God Bless her, and all those affected by this.
And God help us all to prevent future incidents like this.
Sorry for the downer in the midst of the holiday season, but sometimes Reality intrudes...
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