Adrian Jawort: A youth suicide attempt comes too close to home

"The reasons one would take their own life--especially when they’re young—is an area I hope to bring awareness to so others may not have to deal with the anguish of having a loved one pass away by their own hand.

A few days after Father’s Day and a week after her birthday, my 14-year-old daughter tried to take her life. Fortunately, she was taken to the hospital in time and was saved.

Looking at baby pictures when she was smiling with all of her little heart because she was next to Daddy, one couldn’t help but wonder how she could come to such a drastic decision stemming from feeling so hopeless."

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Adrian Jawort: When a Suicide Attempt Hits Close to Home (Indian Country Today 7/1)

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