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An operator of the train called paramedics, who arrived quickly and saved Kristen's life. "I was absolutely shocked that I lived through it," she says. "I was mad that I lived through it at first. I struggled with depression a lot once I realized my legs were gone because I was kind of vain. I didn't want to live my life in a wheelchair and I didn't want to not have my legs."

While Kristen says she continued to struggle with depression for three years after her dramatic suicide attempt, she has now come to terms with her life with the help of her faith. "It breaks my heart to see kids who feel the way that I felt then," she says. "They're just walking around like there's no point to life. That's one of the reasons that I'm so glad to still be here. I want them to know how special they are. That there's a reason they're here. God created them for purposes."
FROM: Back from the Brink of Suicide
Published on October 04, 2006


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