The depth of heartache for recent public suicides touches so many in our communities, particularly women. As I see so many posts of care and compassion, I can’t help but wonder are we doing our part in this social puzzle. Are we creating safe places for children, for families, for women, for men, for the lost, lonely, scared, forgotten and invisible? Are we teaching about emotional intelligence so that honest emotions can be “seen, heard, and acknowledged”? Are we living with the “messiness of life-with-kids” instead of the myth of perfect lives? I choose in my classroom, in our school, in this podcast….to listen, to hear, to see, to care. We can do this together and you are not alone.