Fortunately she failed. Over the last few months she fooled all of us. Her doctors her parents her friends telling all of us that she was doing good when she wasn't.
After she gets out of the emergency room they're going to transfer her to an adolescent psychiatric hospital. Tomorrow is her birthday and I will be home to visit with her which itself is a blessing.
My wife asked her this afternoon when she planned on killing herself and she said last night because she knew we'd all be gone
It's been a long day. As I sit here in the Sacramento Airport I keep wondering what I could have done differently, what anybody could have done differently, but in the end I don't think there was anything we could have changed. She knew what she wanted to do, she told us the right things and in the end she almost succeeded.
I know that some of you are in similar situations. I wish I could give you some advice so that you wouldn't find yourself in the same situation, but at this point I am just relieved that my daughter, who will be 17 tomorrow is alive.
There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.
~ John Adams, Letter to Jonathan Jackson (October 2, 1780).