‘I hope I’m not dead’: Teen’s suicide story, parents’ anger after her death
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— I’m still in shock, she said, tears rolling down her face.
I can’t explain it, I’m so angry.
“I’m just not sure if I’m going to be able to do this.
I don’t want to go out, I don, I just want to get away from it all.
When I asked what made her feel like that, she looked up from her phone and looked away. “
If you see me in the morning, I’ll still have a hard time looking at myself in the mirror.”
When I asked what made her feel like that, she looked up from her phone and looked away.
Her mother, Angela, said she was devastated when she heard the news.
They told me she was the first transgender person to commit suicide in the U.S. since the U of A. She said the news also made her sad because her daughter had always been an easygoing person.
My daughter, I feel so terrible,” Angela said.
A few weeks after her daughter’s suicide, I called Angela again.
That’s when I learned about her story, a heartbreaking tale of a transgender woman whose struggle to come out was not helped by her mother’s reluctance to tell anyone about her transgender status.
The suicide of 14-year-old Alexis Mink is the latest in a growing number of suicides among transgender youth.
This is the first of a new series of stories from young people who have committed suicide, which are shared in our series, The Suicide Crisis: A Conversation on the Front Lines.
Elliot said he wanted to tell the story of his transgender daughter, because he wanted her to know that people can still help.
He said he feels like he’s letting down Alexis and the transgender community by not telling the story.
But he is hopeful the story will help raise awareness about mental health issues and suicide.
If you or anyone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.