Lived Through This

I Was Suicidal as a Child, and the Adults Around Me Did Nothing

After years of abuse and no support, I had reached my limit

A photo taken at my 11th birthday party where I was the only attendee, the summer before I suffered abuse at the hands of my teacher. Photo courtesy of author.

No one showed up to my 11th birthday party at King Arthur’s Castle the summer before I entered sixth grade, my last year of elementary school. My birthday party became the foreshadowing event of the…