Inexplicable sadness. Despair. Tearful. Useless. Joyless. Pained. Unmotivated. Meaningless. Hopeless. Alone.
We have all felt this way at one time or another.
Some of us have felt stuck in a rut, in an impasse, or just plain buried.
This week, we lost Kate Spade, 55, to suicide. We also lost Anthony Bourdain, 61, to suicide. A classmate committed suicide, while in college. I knew of a teenage twin who committed suicide. My hygienist’s son lost a roommate to suicide. And, there are many more stories told and untold.
I can’t offer a solution to all this.
But, I know a good place to start.
It’s an important — crucial — starting point.
We need to build and be the sort of community where we can turn to one another when we’re struggling or suffering.
And not worry about being viewed as…
I would like to facilitate such a community, where we shoulder each other’s burdens, be present for one another, as well as rejoice and celebrate together.
Will you join in?