What is the first thought that comes to your head when you hear that word? In many cases, I am sure the word Suicide does not come to mind but it should. Many do not believe they should Stay. They think that this world is cruel and life just isn’t worth it if it causes this much pain. We can tell them over and over why it is important but sometimes words are just not enough. Sometimes people just need an ear, or a shoulder or a hug. Sometimes people just need alone time but know that at any time they can come to you in a time of need. We need to let those who are suffering know that it is OK to Stay

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Fires in the Northwest

Yesterday I discovered something astonishing and I was so surprised that no major news outlet was covering it: Montana was on Fire; and not only Montana, the entire Northwest. All summer I thought we had escaped major fires in the state of Idaho, where I reside, but I knew something was up as our air quality is not the greatest right now and I knew fires had been raging through out Oregon, Washington and California but those were finally contained nearing the end of July; at least that is what I thought.

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