33 years ago today, my mom took her own life. She was an amazing woman, and a force of nature. My life has been forever shaped not only in an homage to her, but also in the gut-wrenching never-ending ache from the hole she left behind. i realized recently, that in 2 years, I will have lived longer than she did and that is a very lonely and staggering feeling. Please, if you are struggling, please reach out. Call a hotline, tell a family member, message a friend. Please don’t leave a hole that can’t be filled.
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If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else please call the Maine Crisis Hotline
If you are not in Maine, please call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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Chat with a crisis counselor online:
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