News of the talented and much-loved poet Rachel Wetzsteon's death circulated yesterday and this morning an e-mail from her friend Rachel Hadas confirmed the sad news. We're still trying to make sense of it. She apparently took her life, at 42. Too young to die.
As we close out this year, I want to plead with everyone out there who is in despair and feels hopeless: wait. Please please get help. Here's a place to start.