I am sure I am not and won’t be the last child to contemplate or attempt suicide. So many children are stressed and distressed with life’s ups and downs and problems. Some children’s problems are serious but go un-noticed by parents, family members, friends, and/or school personnel. This is such a tragedy. I am not blaming any of them. I am merely stating a fact or an element in the mix of things. Some children can and do hide their burdens and/or anguish well. It has been so many years since I tried to kill myself when I was about nine or ten years old. I took so many pills—dozens, but I had no idea what they were. I took more than one kind, and then I waited to die. After a few hours, I realized that the pills were not going to kill me. I am so thankful, today, that it was not my time because over the years, a few of my family members needed me, and I have tried to be good for something more and more as the years have gone by. I can not tell you why I wanted to die back then. Isn’t that awful? I truly can not remember that part of my experience. I wish I could reach everyone who is or will think about killing him or herself. If I could, I would say, try very hard to overcome whatever is plaguing you: go see a counselor; confide in someone; pray ceaselessly; feed your mind and spirit constantly with positive thoughts and affirmations; read the Bible; and above all, have faith in God and yourself and in making a decision that can offer change—change in your life. Please do something. Don’t reside mentally, spiritually or anywhere in a place that is causing you pain, anguish, sorrow, etc. May God help us all.