Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Family Challenge

A few days ago, a young relative of mine was rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night. He had attempted to end his life, leaving a suicide note for his family to find.  That family is where ours was ten years ago. If they are feeling anything like I did, there will be the initial shock, fear and confusion of the situation, followed by the anguish of knowing that this child is in such pain.  Then the ongoing search for help and wanting to 'fix' it.  At times, feeling helpless.  I desperately hope that there are services in their community that will be able to support this young person and his family find their way to hope and understanding. They will need all the help they can get as they face this challenge together. I will be there to listen and lend my heart.

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