How a Boy in Science Helped Me When I Felt Suicidal
Editor’s note: If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741.
I’m 14 and a high schooler in year 10. Yesterday was possibly the best day of school so far. Here’s why:
It was last period at school — Science, a subject I really struggle with — I was feeling super… bad. Depressed. Suicidal.
A boy in front of me asked me how I was, and I accidentally let it slip I was feeling really down. He came and sat next to me — bearing in mind I had never had any interaction with this boy.
He kept talking to me throughout the lesson about things such as music, gaming, food, school, etc.
At the end of the lesson, he asked me how I was feeling again. I trusted him a little, so I told him I was feeling suicidal. He then proceeded to walk home with me and stay with me all night. We played games, read books, made jokes, watched films. I felt happy.
He stayed with me all night to make sure I didn’t try to die by suicide. It’s now 11 a.m. on a Saturday and he just left. He told me his phone number and to “ring if I ever needed him, no matter the time.”
The world needs more people like you, Boy From Science Class. You helped me through a dark time last night. I appreciate that you saw a silent, lonely girl going through something and asked how she was.
If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.
If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741.
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