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Everyone has a burden to carry

By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. May 4, 2011

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If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Go to the nearest hospital or emergency room
  • Call your physician, health provider or clergy
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Some of the most powerful comments people post on this blog are about resiliency and tenacity in the face of adversity. These comments are a reminder that everyone faces challenges.

You may see someone at work or in the community who seemingly has "everything" — a beautiful house, a cabin on the lake, brilliant children and a successful career. However, everyone has a burden to carry or an ache in their heart. There are no exceptions.

"Do not judge lest you also be judged," is sage advice. If you haven't walked a mile in someone's moccasins, you have no concept of what their life is like. We would all do well to remember that and to try to be patient and charitable with others. We're all on a journey to seek out peace and serenity, but we can't get there if we're weighed down by resentment and anger.


Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

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May 04, 2011