Surviving a suicide attempt: A new ‘His Grace’ video

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  • fearfullooking Maple Grove, MN
    Feb. 17, 2017 7:29 a.m.

    I attempted suicide in my late teens. I believed that the devil was overpowering my soul; so I wanted to spare my parents from the anguish of seeing me possessed.

    I swallowed pills, sufficient to end my life; and I walked out into the the woods behind our home and knelt in prayer. I asked God to forgive me and to take care of my parents.

    Suddenly, I felt a tugging in my brain; it was like someone was trying to pull me up off the ground. I responded, and followed the pulling back to my parents home.

    They rushed me to the hospital and I, obviously, survived.

    My experience made me a believer in the power of the Holy Ghost.

  • Gramma8 Avon, OH
    Feb. 14, 2017 8:55 p.m.

    I am thrilled for Hannah, however, not everyone who survives a suicide attempt has the love and support that she had. That makes surviving the attempt that much more difficult, and life begins the vicious cycle of not wanting to be here any longer, and trying to find the will to go on.
    If you know someone who has survived an attempt, please be kind, loving, and forgiving. There was a reason they wanted out. Being alive didn't just make everything all better.