Obstacles can come in many different ways. It could be general problems that we face daily, or it can be the people around us.
I like to tell people to look at every problem they have as a hurdle. If you can't jump over it, knock it down and then walk over it, walk around it or even crawl under the hurdle itself.
We aren’t just blank slates at the beginning of a new year, when we start a new job, or after moving to a new city. We are blank slates every day. You are not who you were last week, last month, or last year.
Time propels us onward, and we are constantly moving forward, whether we want to be propelled or not. Because of this, we have the freedom to reach for where we want to go and who we want to be.
Every life matters. This is not about statistics, it is about people. There is more work to do when it comes to mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
As a community we need to share the responsibility, talk openly and do everything we can to ensure our young people have the help they need.