At age 18, Erica Hernandez tried to kill herself—twice. Depressed and plagued by family problems, she first took “every pill in the house,” she says. Then she attempted to drink herself to death. But whether through luck or indecision, her attempts were not drastic enough to end her life before help arrived. Now age 31, Hernandez has found “peace” through her church and a parent-child psychotherapy group she has joined.
This article appears in the In-Depth Report Genius, Suicide and Mental Illness: Insights into a Deep Connection