I am a Crisis worker here where I live and I have done this type of work for a long time. I started it in another state that I lived and just carried it over when I moved here. I get crisis calls from all over the state and my job is to help people that are suicidal, severly depressed, homicidal or just needing some one to talk to.
My phone rang one evening and I was really suprised of the young voice that was on the other line This young voice explained to me that she no longer wanted to live....that life was not worth living...she was very intent... and appeared to had allready came to a decision, on what she was going to do... I asked her what her age was and she explained that she had just turned eight years old
This little eight year old went on to tell me that she no longer had her smile. She explained to me that she had no reason to smile any longer
She went on to tell me that (I) had given her that smile about three years ago when she had come into the hospital where I had worked. I didnt remember because I had seen so many children that were abused, neglected physically and mentally....I asked her her name ...and she told me what it was, she then told me that she was taken to the hospital about three years ago by the police when a neighbor had called them because they had heard her crying real loud in her house.
I then remembered.....it all came rushing back to me that night when this child had come in our Emergerncy Room battered and brusied by her parents. That night I had sit with her the entire time that she was there...I explained how things would get better and how these wounds would heal. As I continued to talk to her she began to smile...she opened up to me and told me her whole life story which brought tears to my eyes. As we talked her little tears had dried on her face the redness left her eyes and a big smile was on her face When portective services came in I explained that I had to go...I gave her a smiley face that I put on her little dirt stained top and gave her a card with my name and phone number on it. I told her to call me if she ever needed any thing....
I now had her on the other line with her telling me that she wanted to die.... When I asked her to please tell me why .... she told me that she had been sent back to live with her parents about two years ago and she explained that she gets a bad spanking each and very day.....even if she has done no wrong. She told me that the other day she tried to run away from her dad but he caught her and knocked her down and then started kicking her
I contiuned to talk to her and at the same time was trying to get assistance and have 911 dispatch some one to her home
I noticed that her voice was starting to drag and become slurred.....it was becoming hard to keep her attention....I asked her what was going on and she had told me that before she called me she had taken her all of her mothers sleeping pills.
I hammered on my other phone... Screaming to the 911 operators what the child had done and what I was hearing... THIS IS AN 8 YEAR OLD THAT NO LONGER WANTS TO LIVE........8 YEARS OLD . THIS 8 YEAR OLD HAS GIVEN UP...........THIS 8 YEAR OLD HAS QUIT..............
I could not really believe that this was happening..... This little 8 year old was loosing.........I was loosing this battle to keep her alive...... And we lost........................
EMS finally arrived at her home and found her locked in her dirty, bug infested nasty room hanging onto to a thread of life...by the time she had arrive to the hospital she had passed.....END OF STORY
What had went wrong? Where did society let this child down.......... I had never become so close to some thing so much as I did this in my life.
If you are the SCUM of the earth like this childs family and wants to discipline your children by beating them ..... email me and let me know........ Come on!!!!.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. I want to become very close to you...... You will beat a helpless child that cannot protect them self.... I have something you can beat on..... I will even agree to come to meet you.... For those of you that consider physical abuse as proper punishment for something that a child has done wrong please come to me.... Contact me.... What are u afraid of??????????? I have something for you.....let me give you what you have given your child....Hit for Hit.!!!!!!!!!!..I would be happy to do so.... Lets see if it helps you...be a better person or changes your stupid ass!
Children dont let any one abuse you.....physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse or any type of physical punichment is totally unacceptable!!!!!! It is not allowed...its against the law!!!! so if it happens to you let some one know....Call the police....email me....You dont have to live that way...there is a better way...anything is better than death....dont you agree? ...You dont have to live in fear..You dont have to live with mental or physical scars...... All children should be loved and cared for they should never live in fear of any one. They should be protected by those parents
Hey when a child or person opens up to you when they are abuse and youlisten it feels good...do not feel bad you lost her yeh but she reach out to someone that she felt comfortable with...think that she was afraid and even if you could not be there quick youhelp her get through a scary part of her life the end...You pray for her and god will hear...Children adapt to abuse and change they are stronger than adults sometimes...you see when someone dies children can play after awhile when adults breakdown and mess up there lives...Im talking aout smallchildren Hey I canstill remember to this day the counselor that help me speak out...they counselor that save my life...the counselor that let me live again...100 points for you in my book...
i agree with you...children are tough...very tough..but...eventually like all humans young or old the abuse drains you...it drains your soul. you hope and pray each day it will end or go away. When it doesnt you loose self care. your moral bottoms out, you start to question your own existance. why are u here,? You ask your self..is there are god? etc...it goes on and on until that person decides to quit...when they make that decision usually its after a very long peroid of abuse. They quit...They hang it up....and thats it...Our society makes me so angry and mad because they are more worried about keeping a family ' they call it" together than keeping some one safe....I am proud 0f you...and glad you hung in there and weathered the storm and made it through...have a good day.ds
hey, don't feel bad bawt wat happened to that little girl although it is really sad, just think this way, n that short conversation between the two of you i know that, that young girl had a smile on her face before she passed because she had a conversation to the person who she think her savior so don't be sad ok......ur story really touched me....