Kind Visitor, here are some perhaps potentially helpful links for those in distress. If you know of any particularly good ones I might add, please let me know.  


Friend, let us stay awhile.

This May 2013, another dear to me walked into water and never came back. The toll of suicide in my world has been great, the list too long. The terrible pull understood. I know from survivor-side how the loss of one individual can tear the weave of lives irreparably, but also how impossible it can be for someone in pain to believe or remember that. I do suspect bright things lurk in every life's tale. Some of them can be woven out of the very darkness, with image or word or sound. Or meaning. Certainly compassion can take root there.

'There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if  you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and (it) will be lost. The world will  not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it  yours clearly and directly -- to keep the channel open."             --  Martha Graham



COLORADO CRISIS AND SUPPORT LINE: 1-844-493-8255 (TALK)  This Colorado service offers a crisis line with experienced counselors and a support line answered by trained "peer specialists," people who understand because they've been there.




Orpheus at the Styx, c. 2000

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

                            --   Robert Frost