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A nice time for reflection… Out of the Darkness Walk KC!

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I think the thing that struck me the most is how sad it is that there were so many people there.  The fact that there are that many people that have been impacted by suicide is heartbreaking…and some of those folks were impacted multiple times.  Except for the high winds, it was a very beautiful day and the walk around the park was very serene.  A nice time for reflection.  Continue reading A nice time for reflection… Out of the Darkness Walk KC!

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A street reporter spends the vast majority of his time talking about endings. Sure, the language is active – live, breaking, happening now – but he’s really telling you about outcomes. The outcome of an angry ongoing conflict is a headline-grabbing murder. A devastating fire might be the end result of a careless smoker dozing-off one too many times with a red-tipped cigarette dangling from her lips. The crumpled remains of a sports car littering a residential street at two in the morning represent the culmination of a night of drinking combined with youthful hubris. For 23 years, prior to coming to Netsmart, I reported on endings for news radio stations in San Francisco, Kansas City, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Continue reading Upstream