I have to admit that when I was a teenager it crossed my mind, but I never took it seriously. While I was in high school, though, a friend of a friend did commit suicide after his girlfriend broke up with him. I remember how the whole community was saddened by this. We all wondered if there was more that we could have done to help him.
Last year I had the opportunity of working on a book with a young woman named Kristen Anderson. Kristen tried to commit suicide by laying down in front of a train when she was 17-years-old. Kristen’s life was saved, but she lost her legs. Here is Kristen’s story.
If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts there is hope!
Contact Reaching You Ministries if you need help … or just someone to talk to.