Thursday, December 18, 2014


As we enter the holiday season, we also enter the season for increased depression, anxiety, and suicide.  Sometimes, a friendly ear, a hug, or a shoulder to cry on can make the difference...even between life and death.

This Christmas, let friends and family know you are there by using the hashtag #IWillListen on your social media.  It lets people know you are available, perhaps in a situation where they wouldn't have reached out otherwise.  It opens the door.

For veterans, there is a hotline designed just for them.  Please share 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  The line is staffed by specially trained personnel.  In its first year alone, the hotline received over 62,000 crisis calls.

I make this pledge.  #IWillListen


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