At Region 8 News, our journalists report on stories that you need to know and stories you want to know. At times, the stories you need to know aren't necessarily ones you want to hear. Such was the case with Amanda Hanson's Special Report called Face of Suicide. Amanda shared the story of Mary Robertson who has lost 3 family members to suicide. I want to thank Mary Robertson for her courage and for sharing her story with Region 8. If Amanda's story reached one person and made them stop and seek help or if the story offered solace to one person who has lost a loved one to suicide, then this story was one that needed to be told. Again, I echo the words of Amanda and Mary, if you know someone in trouble or you yourself are having thoughts of suicide, get help. Call the Arkansas Crisis Hotline at 888-274-7472. Bringing attention to the growing problem of suicide makes this A Better Region 8.