Less suffering in silence

Found out today that a friend from uni took his own life in early December (over 6 weeks back). How much must he have been suffering to have resorted to that.

Thoughts are with his family and close friends who may be feeling confused, sad, angry and perhaps guilty for “not seeing the signs”. We never really know how alone those around us feel, how much suffering they go through, what they’re really thinking or feeling at any given moment.

Perhaps right now, for anyone experiencing some kind of loss, lets take a moment to be present, listen to them, listen without judgement, without opinions, without advice. Just be there to listen, for them to know that they are being heard, that they are not suffering in silence.

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