The 3 Little Words That Could Help Keep Your Loved Ones Alive

Letting your friends know that they can talk to you without being judged is like giving the biggest, bestest gift you could ever give someone. Sometimes, when people know they have support and they’re not alone, it can make all the difference.

If you’re actually a horribly terrible listener, that’s cool too. Other people are ready to listen, and you can send your friends thataway.

September is Suicide Prevention Month. So now’s a good time to take the “Talk to Me” pledge on The Trevor Project’s site.

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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