I'm so grateful for the thoughtful comments readers of this blog have shared. In particular, I appreciate the comment that that a higher power, however you define that, can be a fulcrum for resiliency — the bounce back factor that energizes people to overcome dreadful issues.
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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
- Go to the nearest hospital or emergency room
- Call your physician, health provider or clergy
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
However, it's important to recognize that not everyone derives strength from a faith connection. Furthermore, some individuals isolate themselves with their suffering.
If you're struggling, it can be hard to reach out for assistance. But it's also hard to try to gut it out on your own. There's no easy solution, of course, but a compassionate professional may be able to help you bounce back and find some peace.
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Dec. 05, 2012