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You Matter

November 9, 2016
While I was agonizing over election results early this morning a friend decided to take her life. I don’t know what brought her to that point, and I may never know.
We weren’t close.
We had never met in person.
But she was a friend.
Now she is gone.
She mattered.
She will be missed. There are many people coping with that today. Many who are much more qualified than I am to speak about her.
So I will speak to you.
You matter.
You would be missed.
I don’t care about the things that divide us all right now. You matter. You would be missed.
If you are having a hard time, please, reach out. Reach out to a hotline, another friend, to me.
I will help in any way I can.
Because you matter.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
To Write Love On Her Arms – To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
The Trevor Project – 866-488-7386
The Trevor Project is focused on preventing suicide in the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to their 24/7 hotline, they also have texting and online chat that have slightly reduced hours.
Trans Lifeline – 877-565-8860.
Trans Lifeline is aimed at specifically at the transgender community. All of the people who work there identify as transgender.
Veterans Crisis Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
The Veterans Crisis Hotline is a resource for veterans and their families. They also have a 24/7 chat option.
The Crisis Text Line – text 741741
This is a text only hotline that is available 24/7 in case you feel you cannot talk on the phone to someone.

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