Howdy there everyone. I am brand new here, and I want to express my appreciation for such an informative forum. I'm a parent of a teen, and I am at my wits end. Hopefully I can get a bit of insight as to just what she is feeling and experiencing. Try as I might it just does not matter. I am ONLY a mom. I have no education regarding suicide, and I honestly can't tell her "Yes, I sure do know how you feel". By nature I am an empathetic person. I help complete strangers on the street for heaven's sake, but somehow it is soooooooooo different when it is your own child. Thanks for the opportunity to be able to join such an organized and compassionate group of people. I'm praying I can at least gain some knowledge on what to do and not do. Thanks, guys. If there is anything I can help with here I'll do it in a heartbeat. The very thing we want is a heartbeat, and a life for our children and our adult friends alike. Nice to meet you all.