A girl I met last night through a friend ended up in the bathroom with cut wrists last night.
I got called in to help her because of how "nice" I am, as my friends put it. I got to talking about why she was doing this, and after learning that she used to model for Elle and a few other magazines, I could understand why she was conditioned to hate her body. She had been harrassed all night because she went to a rival school (drunk boys being inconsiderate over something stupid)... but I never found out why exactly she did it last night.
I was glad to know she cut across and not down; a mistake a lot of beginners make. I just prayed for her last night that she never destroys herself to the point of death... that's all I could really do. I think she just wanted to make a mark for attention without chancing death... I don't know about you guys, but I've been through a stage where I'd destroy part of my body, but always limiting it to non-fatal injuries. What I'm getting at is if she had cut down her wrists, I don't think I would have been able to sleep last night... I don't know, I'm sure that some of you think that cutting your wrists is cutting your wrists, but while cutting across is still bad, cutting down means you're not asking for attention... you're asking for death.
Have you ever talked anyone down from suicide or had to deal with it?