I call it a demon because it is – it is called Darkness and it envelopes all. It reaches out and encircles not only the child, but also the family, and the friends. It gleefully grabs at the years of youth that should be filled with laughter, friends, and memories and steals away the moments. It removes the smiles and creates tears and fears. It breaks hearts and claws away at potential. And because of this I wear a green ribbon this week in honour of all those who hurt; who cry; who are lost, to let them know they are not alone, that it is OK to reach out, and that there are those of us who will speak out to find a way to let their lights shine and their smiles grow. May 4th – 11th is Children’s Mental Health Week. Wear Green! Show you care!