One of the hardest things to face while being at college is the loss of a family or friend. While attending Norwich I have been through the loss of my grandmother and have been around for the loss of a few of our classmates. This school had managed to make me feel thankful for choosing it during that time. The amount of love and support I had received was so mind blowing to feel so loved during such a hard time. So I hope for any of you going through anything during this time of craziness or anybody who needs anybody to talk to or vent to during this virus and also unfortunate loss of our classmate know that we are here and we are willing to help. I can’t speak for every cadet at Norwich but as a rook even to my rook siblings and friends in the corps of cadets I had always had an open door policy and I know a few of my cadre did as well as a rook.so please take advantage of the many friendships you create with your cadrea or rook siblings, as well as the many cadets in uniform or out. As a freshman other than talking with my friends and cadrea I also had taken advantage of the counseling and wellness center just to have a conversation with someone and feel comfortable and confined with what was being talked about would be kept between the two of us. I had also talked with the pastor of your religion, I feel this makes people comfortable enough to talk or vent also. So please if you need to talk to anyone at all during this hard time we are here and we are with you and here through it all. Never give up and please speak up for help.