A hole that can’t be filled

shallow focus on blond haired woman in white long sleeve shirt carrying a baby on her back
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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.

Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else please call the Maine Crisis Hotline
1-888-568-1112
If you are not in Maine, please call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
– OR –
Chat with a crisis counselor online:
Lifeline Crisis Chat
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/gethelp/lifelinechat.aspx

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