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Tiara’s Story

Tiara McFall is a mommy, a lover of life and most importantly a survivor.

Over the past seven years, Tiara attempted suicide three times.

“From ages eight to eighteen I was raped, molested, and I just became very promiscuous, Tiara says.” I began working at clubs, I began sleeping with different people. By high school it didn’t get any better for Tiara.

At 16 -years-old she tried to end her life.

“I was being talked about at school just a bunch of bullying and things like that. I couldn’t take it anymore. I took a bunch of pills and I took a knife and was slitting my wrist. “

After surviving, things started to get better for her. Four years later she gave birth to her daughter Morgan. But shortly after receiving her bundle of joy, the sadness and depression crept back in.

“It was a very depressing moment. I laid my daughter down and I put her to bed and told her I loved her. And I just took a bunch of pills and alcohol under the sink.”

In February, Tiara tried one last time to end her life after losing her grandmother.

“I was just like man if I just died everything would be ok. I just began to burn myself, cut myself, drink take pills everything in that one night.”

Luckily Tiara was on the phone with a friend who just happened to work for a suicide prevention organization and called 9-1-1.

“The police came to me and stopped me before I can cut my other arm.”

Now Tiara gets the help she needs by visiting a counselor and taking prescribed medicine to help her with her depression. But she says the real life saver was her daughter Morgan.

“I never wanted to stay away from my daughter. It was selfish of me of trying to kill myself because I didn’t think about my daughter. She is my everything.

 Tiara's Message: There Is Hope

"I just want to encourage people there is hope out there. You can get help because you are loved."

Tips & Facts from the Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas

"You can bounce back from this."

Suicide Prevention Training in Charlotte, NC

"We want all community members to be gatekeepers."


Suicide is the Most Preventable Death

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, remember there is help.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas, Inc: http://www.mhacentralcarolinas.org/suicide_prevention.cfm or call 1-800-273-TALK
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