A story from the edge: A fragile teen is saved by caring and luck

The suburban mom had done everything she could think of to help her 14-year-old daughter navigate the stormy waters of adolescence. She was alert, accessible and proactive, asking a million questions and calling in a professional counselor when the girl’s behavior and appearance grew troubling. And yet there she was, late one winter night in her Carol Stream home, watching her daughter twist a scarf around her own neck and threaten to commit suicide on the spot.


Chicago Tribune