This California woman wrote, "No matter how bad the pain is, it's never so bad that suicide is the only answer…suicide doesn't end pain. It only lays it on the broken shoulders of the survivors." And she ends her story. "By the way: to all the doctors, nurses and psychiatrists who forced me to live when I didn't want to - thank you for keeping breath in my lungs and my heart beating and encouraging hope in me when I didn't have any hope."

Newsweek, Feb. 7, 1983, p.13