Friends, the month of September is suicide prevention month. And, I’m supposed to offer words about that in this monthly video eNews.

But, what I really wanna say is thank you. Thank you for surviving, and not just your past, or that series of events, or that specific trauma. Thank you for surviving this last year, last month, today. Life is really hard. Thank you for being here. Thank you for putting one foot in front of the other. Thank you for breathing. Thank you for trying. A lot of us wanna stop, but thank you for doing what you needed to do, for deciding to do what you needed to do, for doing whatever you could do to keep going. Thank you. Thank you for fighting through the heaviness.

If you or someone you know is struggling, there is a suicide and crisis lifeline available, 24 hours a day, by calling 988, or, you can chat online, at