Sandra put a lot of work into school, taking AP classes with all A's
She was also very social, hosting hangouts every week
One day, Sandras friend Alex realized something...
But now, it had been almost a month since she last hung out with them!
Sandra had started hosting hangouts every other week a few months ago, saying she was "tired"
Sandra's parents were worried too. Her grades had been slipping, and she is angry at them all the time when all they try to do is help her.
Alex was worried, so she decided to talk to her friends. One of them said that Sandra had even made a joke about suicide!
They decided to talk to Sandra's parents
They compared stories and agreed that something was wrong, so they talked to Sandra to figure it out. She said she was overwhelmed by the pressure, and they all agreed she worked so hard and they understood why she would feel that way.
Later, Sandra admitted to considering suicide. They may have saved Sandra's life.
Her parents took Sandra to the doctor, where she was diagnosed with depression and received treatment. Throughout the whole thing, her family and friends were there to support her in tough times.