Tuesday, November 25, 2008
An 18-year-old girl committed suicide in our college dorm early last Friday. Her roommate found her and could not revive her. My 15-year old had many friends at the high school who knew her. As I talked to my daughter, I asked her what the girl accomplished. I wanted my daughter to look long and hard at what suicide accomplishes. The girl got the attention she was obviously craving, but she is not around to see it. Suicide is selfish. I wanted my daughter to know that nothing is worth taking your life over. Everything can be resolved. All I can do is hope she listened.