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Glenn shares shocking, tragic email from listener — and a message of hope

The Glenn Beck Program

The holidays aren't always the 'most wonderful time of the year'

On Thursday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read an email from a courageous listener who shared his family's recent, heartbreaking tragedy in the hope that it might encourage someone who is battling with depression to reach out and seek help.

"Yesterday my cousin, a Hillsborough County deputy, did the most horrible thing imaginable," the listener wrote. "He murdered his wife, his daughter, and his 6-year-old granddaughter before taking his own life.

"I'm not asking for anything but prayers," he continued. "But I do want to try to prevent others from going through this. Please, do a show that focuses on helping people who are considering suicide. Somewhere out there someone else is hiding anguish and maybe we can help them before it's too late."

In a strange twist of fate, the next email Glenn opened was from a young listener who wrote to share his own struggle with depression.

"The past several weeks have been perhaps the worst of my life. Suicide is never far from my mind," he wrote. "Most of my day consists of prayer and constant pleading with my maker for understanding and some sense of peace and hope."

Glenn responded with sharing his own past struggles with clinical depression, which can be particularly difficult during the holidays.

"There are people that look at the holidays ... well, sometimes it's not the most wonderful time of the year. Sometimes, for some people, it's the worst time of the year."

Glenn went on to share a powerful true story of faith, hope, and devout gratitude in the face of extreme tragedy.

"I will tell you, it is going to get better," Glenn added. "I never believed that, for years I never believed that. But, it will get better."

Watch the video clip above.

If you or someone you love is contemplating suicide, don't waste any time and reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255.

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