Ok... this isn't exactly a sucess story... yet....
My friend "Neal" tried to commit suicide last week. I was at school when i got a call from the office saying my sister was on the phone. Odd, since I only have brothers. So I went to the office to figure out what was going on. I was Neal's little sister, having hysterics. Her older brother (and one of my closest friends) was in the bathroom with his wrists slit.
I ditched my last class and rushed over. By the time i got there he was passed out and everything was covered in blood. He was laying in the tub, and all the water was so red. I almost started having hysterics, too.
I'm still having nightmares about that afternoon.
To make a long long story short, I got ahold of some other people who could help and we got him to a hospital. Now he's staying with a friend (he's 18, so this is ok) who works from home and we visit him every day. Yesterday we even got him to laugh and smile like normal.
The thing is, all of us realized just how important he is to us. I mean, you know that your friends are important to you, but that day, i really thought he was going to die. I realized EXACTLY how big of a part of my life he was. And what would be missing from my life without him. We all are feeling bad because we feel like we should have seen it coming. We knew he had problems, and we thought he was doing ok, because we all tried to be there for him
I guess the important thing is that he's doing better now.
So that's my story.
hey.. thanks for starting this thread. I hope this can help your presentation... and i didn't realize how much i needed to get that off my chest.
Once upon an time...?
What time are we upon and where do I belong?