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"He was an old-school gentleman, but in a kid’s body. If anyone was outside doing yard work or something, he was always the first one to ask if they needed help."
- Alex Frye’s next door neighbor, Lindsey Power, on the boy she called a “smart, nice” kid. 

Alex Frye was a 13-year-old boy who went missing on New Year’s Eve in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was found dead this morning. Alex’s death was ruled a suicide by Cheyenne police.
Before I return to my regularly scheduled programming, I’d like to share these numbers with my followers and beyond. I didn’t know Alex, but that doesn’t mean his death didn’t affect me. I had planned to join the search effort tomorrow in Cheyenne, but hoped volunteers were not needed because he had come home. 
But not like this.
Please, if you are dealing with a burden that seems too difficult to handle, reach out to someone. Reach out to someone on Tumblr. I’m sharing several numbers for hotlines and resources specializing in helping people get through a multitude of crises. There’s even an online crisis chat.
Sadly, it’s too late for Alex. But it may not be too late for someone else. My thoughts go out to his family, and it’s in his memory I share this information with all of you.
Crisis Chat Online: www.crisischat.org
Crisis Hotline Numbers
Child Abuse: 
Childhelp: (800-4-A-CHILD) 800-422-4453
Child Sexual Abuse: 
Darkness to Light: (866-FOR-LIGHT) 866-367-5444
Family Violence: 
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800-799-SAFE) 800-799-7233
GLBTQ Resources:
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
GLBT Youth National Help Line: 1-800-246-7743
Grief and Loss:
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
Help for Parents: 
Nation Parent Helpline: (855-4-A-PARENT) 855-427-2736
Human Trafficking: 
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
Mental Illness: 
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
National Crisis Help Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) 
National Alliance of Mental Illness: (800-950-NAMI) 800-950-6264
Missing/Abducted Children: 
Child Find of America: (800-I-AM-LOST) 800-426-5678
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: (800-THE-LOST) 800-843-5678
Rape/Incest: 
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN): (800-656-HOPE) 800-656-4673
Substance Abuse: 
National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center: 800-784-6776
Suicide Prevention: 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Youth in Trouble/Runaways:
National Runaway Switchboard: (800-RUNAWAY) 800-786-2929

"He was an old-school gentleman, but in a kid’s body. If anyone was outside doing yard work or something, he was always the first one to ask if they needed help."

- Alex Frye’s next door neighbor, Lindsey Power, on the boy she called a “smart, nice” kid. 

Alex Frye was a 13-year-old boy who went missing on New Year’s Eve in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was found dead this morning. Alex’s death was ruled a suicide by Cheyenne police.

Before I return to my regularly scheduled programming, I’d like to share these numbers with my followers and beyond. I didn’t know Alex, but that doesn’t mean his death didn’t affect me. I had planned to join the search effort tomorrow in Cheyenne, but hoped volunteers were not needed because he had come home. 

But not like this.

Please, if you are dealing with a burden that seems too difficult to handle, reach out to someone. Reach out to someone on Tumblr. I’m sharing several numbers for hotlines and resources specializing in helping people get through a multitude of crises. There’s even an online crisis chat.

Sadly, it’s too late for Alex. But it may not be too late for someone else. My thoughts go out to his family, and it’s in his memory I share this information with all of you.

Crisis Chat Online: www.crisischat.org

Crisis Hotline Numbers

Child Abuse: 

  • Childhelp: (800-4-A-CHILD) 800-422-4453

Child Sexual Abuse: 

  • Darkness to Light: (866-FOR-LIGHT) 866-367-5444

Family Violence: 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800-799-SAFE) 800-799-7233

GLBTQ Resources:

  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
  • GLBT Youth National Help Line: 1-800-246-7743

Grief and Loss:

  • Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272

Help for Parents: 

  • Nation Parent Helpline: (855-4-A-PARENT) 855-427-2736

Human Trafficking: 

  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888

Mental Illness: 

  • Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
  • Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
  • National Crisis Help Line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) 
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness: (800-950-NAMI) 800-950-6264

Missing/Abducted Children: 

  • Child Find of America: (800-I-AM-LOST) 800-426-5678
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: (800-THE-LOST) 800-843-5678

Rape/Incest: 

  • Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN): (800-656-HOPE) 800-656-4673

Substance Abuse: 

  • National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center: 800-784-6776

Suicide Prevention: 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Youth in Trouble/Runaways:

  • National Runaway Switchboard: (800-RUNAWAY) 800-786-2929

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Ryan Adams, “New York, New York”

The disclaimer at the video gets me every time: “This video was shot on Friday September 7, 2001” 

On 9/11, I had finished Battle Stations in boot camp. That was my first official day as a U.S. Navy sailor. I’d be lying if I said the horror I felt then has dimmed in 10 years. I cannot imagine having lost a loved one that day, whether in New York City, Washington D.C., or Shanksville, Penn.

I worked for AFN (Armed Forces Network) and this was one of my most requested songs then. It was requested this Friday on my radio show. There’s something perfect about it. 

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