We Must Stand Again

On the weekend I spent some time with a brave young soul (at go-karting), whose friend had taken her own life – she was only 15 years old.  And it’s really hard for those close to comprehend and understand this tragic loss of life.  Deal with questions left unanswered.   But what was so heartening was that this young person had arranged a raffle to raise money to assist with funeral costs.  And many others friends were out raising money also.   But it wasn’t just money these young people were raising – it was also awareness.   It was also a rally of strength between them all – something that will help them get through this.   To stand again, and keep standing as a tribute to their friend.    Although this film clip has the theme of war – some battle a relentless war within themselves.  See links page for further support.  Or call Lifeline 131114 for 24 hour support or visit the Lifeline website.  The Red Tree short film is really soothing.  And there’s an article about suicide here.  Strength to you all…