Winter is the darkest time of year. Days are shorter, and the darkness can affect our moods and our production at work. Some are helped by additional time outdoors. Still others are helped by “daylight” lamps in their office or homes. But tragically, others will keep personal darkness to themselves, risking health or life. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is confidential and available 24-7. If you know someone prone to depression, share the number. Post it at work. Not every tragedy can be prevented, but for some, someone on the other end of the phone might make a difference. Blessings to you. May God’s love and mercy surround you and all those you love.