A 15-year old schoolgirl in Tyne and Wear, England, is trying to locate the three strangers who last week, stopped her from committing suicide.
Erin Oliver of New Hartley, Northumberland, has been suffering from depression for years … and it was not until last year that she was diagnosed with autism. Since then, she has attempted to kill herself three times.
‘Last Monday I had been to town with friends but I felt really down. My mood dropped and I left them and went to the bridge. I stood on a ledge and wanted to jump,’ she told Newcastle’s The Evening Chronicle. But then a man driving by and two women on foot nearby stopped and went over to calm her down.
‘She was my mum’s age and she said there were other options, that I didn’t have to end my life,’ she says of one of the women, whose name she remembers as Sonia. ‘She said she worked at Newcastle University and she was really nice.’
‘A police woman called Amanda was lovely too. They are the reason I’m here now and I just want to thank them for saving my life,’ she added.
After she was persuaded to come down from the bridge, Erin was taken to North Tyneside General Hospital. She is now waiting for a bed at the mental health facility in Middlesbrough, Metro reports.
Erin says she decided to share her story because she wanted to help in the awareness of the plight of people with mental problems.