I just heard that a young man I knew had taken his own life. His world went black, and he could see no light. 

A few years ago, when I was a crisis counselor, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall's dad, Stewart Udall, visited with me. We were standing below some trees. He expressed concern for families in crisis, and he gave me the following reading to share with those suffering from depression, loneliness, broken relationships, the loss of a loved one, stress, or worried and troubled minds. It was written by an unknown Native American chief.

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