Freshman Speaks Out About Her Suicide Attempt; Blames Bullying
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A freshman at Vashon High School told Fox 2 she tried to commit suicide on Feb. 28.
She said she was a victim of constant bullying and wanted to “end it all.”
“It just got tired of it and swallowed some pills hoping the pain would go away,” Gabby Quiles said. “I felt unhappy and unwanted.”
The pills only made Gabby sick, but her mother said she was hospitalized through the weekend.
“It was very difficult,” Angela Sykes said. “My daughter is a good kid.”
Quiles said she was called “fat” and “ugly” everyday.
“It just made me want to cry, but I never would let them see,” Quiles said.
The school said it has a strict zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying.
Quiles said since the suicide attempt she has received a lot of support from Vashon teachers and students.
“Now I feel like suicide is not the answer,” Quiles said.
Quiles will have to visit a therapist and a psychiatrist.