“My mom is my rock. I’m very close to her and I tell her almost everything. She always knows what to say and how to handle every situation, but a couple weeks ago I voiced for the first time that I had been thinking of killing myself with some pills or maybe a sharp turn on the highway, and she was speechless.
She’s the main reason why I didn’t but I didn’t tell her that. She just held me as I painfully cried and for the first time I said,
‘I think I need help,’ and she responded without judgment and as if it was so simple ‘If that’s what you need, we’ll get you help.’ ”