If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide

Q: Sometimes thoughts of suicide and self-harm go through my head, and it’s hard not to give in. What can I do?

A: When I was a sophomore in high school, my Christian Science Sunday School teacher called one day and asked if I would go with her to visit a girl she knew. This girl was also in high school, and the night before, she had attempted suicide. 

I felt uneasy but agreed to go. After driving a couple of hours to a hospital, we got out of the car, took an elevator up, and then made our way to this girl’s room.

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