Our lives are shaped by the events we experience, as well as how we cope with them. Recently a young man I knew took his own life. Heartbreaking story. He, at least on the outside loved life. He captivated the many that new him with a smile or a silly joke. He got the biggest kick out of making those around him smile and laugh. He was always clowning around, even on the job. That's where I met him. He just wanted to have fun, all the time. Sadly, as we've come to know, he wore a mask to hide tremendous pain. I can't imagine how dark it must have been for him. He is free now, though those that knew and loved him must carry the burden of his passing. He's taken off his mask and walks free from the chains that bound him. Suicide is preventable. It knows no age limits, as it affects people both young and old. RIP Dylan! If you need help or know someone that does, PLEASE call 1-800-273-8255.