Friday, September 14, 2012

Killing plans

I know this girl from when I lived in the Bronx. Her mother was always sick - that's what I remember about her. Liver failure. Last weekend I ran into Jazmyn. Her mother's going to die. Two years or less. Jazmyn always smoked way more weed than me, and did tons of hard drugs on top of that. She doesn't look good. Like, unhealthy. Like a junkie. Because she is one now.

Jazmyn was always super close with her mom. When she told me her mom's dying Jaz got tears in her eyes which caused me to also. She told me her plan. She's going to kill herself after her mother dies. She has a boyfriend, but said she's not all that attracted to him, the sex isn't good at all, and they never do anything or go out. Jazmyn's never had a real job.

I am not really sure what to do with this. I asked Jazmyn to get in touch with me before she kills herself. Hopefully by then I'll have thought of something.


Anonymous said...

That's a very heavy load to carry, Sam. Maybe you could guide her to a suicide hotline. I don't have experience with those but I do know a friend who was able to overcome suicidal tendencies by having someone to talk to.

Rosie said...

Go here to find local information for a suicide hotline.

Kizz said...

The people at Post Secret do a lot with suicide prevention and, if her mom has hospice care, they might be able to help. If you can call her before she calls you, offer to go out for coffee and smoothly pass along some of this info, that might be better. Even if she promised to call before she killed herself she might not be able to follow through on it in the moment. Good luck!