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The Juliet Who Walked into, That, River

The memories, of how you’d, saved a student from committing suicide, of how she’d, thanked you, by sending you that, package to let you know, that she is now, okay…translated…

On the eve of Confucius’s birthday, I’d recalled something that’s, happened from the past.

I’m a psychiatrist in practice, and worked with the Department of Education, the school instructors, made the lectures of suicide preventing to the instructors in the elementary and middle school levels.  One evening a little more than a decade ago, I’d gone to a middle school by the river in the south of the city to visit.  Recalled that that evening, the seminar held in the evenings was very, welcoming, in the time, I’d had the seventy to eighty instructors in the audience to split themselves into groups of three, sharing within the groups, their encounters of their students’ having mutilated themselves, or suicide attempts, or having lost a student to suicide.

During the break, an experienced female instructor came and told me a story.  This almost retired Chinese instructor told me, that she had taught a girl.  To help her students feel motivated in learning, she’d assigned the play of “Romeo & Juliet” in her Chinese language courses, for the students to fight for the roles that they wanted to play.  As it came time to select the Juliet, normally, it would be the prettiest girl in the class who raised up her hand, but it wasn’t.

Although, she was, hesitant, she’d still, let the girl play the role, as that female student had, wished to play the role of, Juliet.

As the play successfully got finished, this event, got lost, in the busyness of the semester, didn’t leave a single, ripple, it seemed.  What caused the waves, was that winter, on a day too cold.  One day after class, this girl whom nobody noticed, walked out of the school.  Nobody paid any attention, that she’d, walked over the embankment, and, into, the, river.

And maybe, it was, how cold it was on the day.  Or maybe, it’s the person who’d wanted to commit suicide being, hesitant (The to be or not to be), this adolescent finally, made her way, back up the shores, entered back into the school, and, the school officials found her completely wet (maybe, frozen too!).  The thrilled instructors ushered her to the principal’s office, not known what they should, say to her.

illustration from UDN.com

This Chinese instructor recalled, as she was called to the principal’s office, she’d, learned that this young girl had, attempted suicide.  “I wasn’t her homeroom instructor, had no idea of her background, and her situation.  But this kid told the principal, that she wanted, to, see me.”  And yet, being young, the instructor felt anxious then, not known how to counsel a student who’d, just, almost entered into the gates of, hell.

The moment the instructor was forced to walk into the principal’s office, she’d had a thought, pretended that she’d not know what had just happened, as she saw the child, with the fallen leaves stuck on her waist and areas below, she’d, rushed up to her, exclaimed, “My Juliet!  What happened to you?”, and hugged the girl, really tight.

Time flew quickly, as the graduating class graduated, life fast-forwarded close to a full decade’s time.  She’d also, forgotten about this, particular, student, until one day, in school, she’d received a package from that young woman.

Inside it, what would, she find?

She was surprised, and, uneasy, slowly, opening up the package.  There were, the copies of pages of paper.  It was from the girl’s middle school, technical high school, community college, the certifications she’d earned, the awards certificates, and the diplomas.

That evening, in the middle school south of down, that instructor slowly told of the story of then, and hoped, that in the future, in my suicide prevention seminars, she could, share the story she’d, told me.  The instructor looked very, peaceful, but I was, really moved inside.

Actually, in the hundreds of seminars for the past decade or so, I’d not mentioned this story often.  Or maybe, I have, yet to get over the shock it’d, left me, as I’d told this story to the audience, everything stopped whispering, and there was NO sound, and I saw some instructors, secretly, wiping away their, tears.

Confucius birthday comes every year, but I keep on thinking, what, better gift there was, than this, package, on this, day, to celebrate, the teachers?

And so, this is, the huge difference that, a school teacher’s care toward a student can have on the student’s life, this instructor’s hug of the student, helped her turn her own life around, and it’d helped her gain the strengths to keep on going in her life, and the student gave the best present back to the instructor who’d helped her, by sending the package of all of her, important milestone markers, to let the instructor know, that she’s, okay now.

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The Firefighter Who Was Supposed to Rescue the Adolescent Raped Her, Found Guilty

Because she was alone, and, an, easy victim, that’s why, this MOTHER @#$%ER, raped her, and here, the punishment, still, does NOT fit the crime, not even, closer, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

A emergency service worker, Chen four years ago, received a call of a sixteen-year-old adolescent girl said that she had attempted to commit suicide, used the claims of taking her out to show care and concerns toward her, took her out on his car, and raped her, the adolescent couldn’t cope with what happened, and unhappy that she had been forced to settle the matter privately with him, afterwards, she’d attempted suicide SEVENTEEN times; Chen got away with a not-guilty verdict once, but the Highest Courts found him guilty of adult intentionally raping a person in need of assistance by opportunity, sentenced him to a year ten months.

The adolescent is psychologically troubled, her mother died of lung carcinoma, she’d been counseled by her school since, in February of 2008, she’d cut her own wrist and called emergency for help, it was Chen who took the call; and Chen got a hold of the adolescent’s number and contacted her by text, and LINED her to show care and concerns toward her, the two met multiple times, and Chen also, delivered the breakfasts to her too.

On the evening of April 6th, 2018, Chen took the adolescent girl out on a ride in his car, he’d parked the car to the side of the road, demanded that she get into the back, and raped her; as the girl went to her school counseling sessions, she’d told her counselor, and told the counselor, “I will KILL him!”

Based off of the helpline records, the fire department had answered sixteen times to the young woman’s attempts of suicide in 2019, by her seventeenth attempt in February of 2020, the adolescent was, finally successful in her, suicide attempts.

Chen denied the allegations, claimed he’d told her dirty jokes on the night, that he had, verbally, harassed the young woman, that was why he’d settled with her for $100,000N.T.s, and the papers stated, that the amount was for the sexual harassment, that it wasn’t, rape.  He’d used an elder’s standpoint to counsel her, to care for her, to bring her her breakfasts, eaten the breakfasts with her to try and counsel her.

The Hsinchu District Court had ruled from before in the first trial, that the adolescent wasn’t steady on her claims, found Chen not guilty; the High Courts of Taiwan, looked over the medical treatment records, the conversation records, and the testimonies from the witnesses, confirmed that Chen had, raped the adolescent girl, that he’d not denied it when she’d gone to confront him, instead, told her he was willing to settle with her for $100,000N.T.s, and questioned that the adolescent had, set him up, to scam him.

The adolescent’s father told, that after she was forced to sign the settlement, she’d felt uneven, anger, upset over how Chen had settled with her using sexual harassment; the courts found, that the suicide was from the adolescent’s not wanting to agree to settle the matter with him, that she couldn’t, sort through the emotions, she’d made multiple attempts.

The verdict stated, that Chen took the call of the adolescent, saw she was a minor, counseled her, set up a bond with her, and yet, used the fact that she’d trusted him, to rape her, and settled with her on sexual harassment charges later, causing the young lady couldn’t agree with what he’d done, and committed suicide, and Chen denied the allegations, carried an awful attitude after the crimes, gave him a sentence of a year ten months.  Chen didn’t felt fair, went for an appeal, the Highest Courts tossed out Chen’s appeal, case closed.

Yeah uh, this, is really awful, to VICTIMIZE someone who was in need of your assistance, and this LOSER had, taken advantage of the young woman’s being in an emotionally vulnerable state, and took advantage of the satiation, to RAPE her, which caused her to commit suicide at the end, and now, this young woman is, DEAD, and this loser only got, a year ten months?  How’s that, justice?  It’s not!

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A Second Year Junior High School Girl Leapt Off of a Fifteen Story Building After Breakfast

Now that’s a way to start your day, from the FRONT PAGES, translated…

A second-year junior high level girl yesterday after finishing breakfast with the family, told her mother she’s headed off to school, but, instead, she took the elevator up to the fifteenth floor and committed suicide; the family sadly claimed that the night before, she was having a great conversation with her older sister, that they didn’t discover anything out of the

ordinary, and couldn’t understand why she took her own life.

The classmates of the deceased, however, told the press, that last semester, this girl asked them, “if you wanted to die, how would you do it?”  But, she had a joking tone about her, so, NOBODY took her seriously.

Yesterday morning around seven, the super of a building in the Shulin area heard a huge bang, went outside to check what’s going on, and, discovered Huang lying in a pool of blood, he automatically dialed emergency; when the fire department arrived, her brain was already spilled out onto the ground, and, there was NO sign of life.

The mother of the deceased was called by the super, she fainted, at the sight of her daughter’s dead body.  The mother stated that the daughter was supposed to be at school with her older sister, that while they were eating breakfast together yesterday morning, nothing seemed out of place; later, because the older sister had something in school, so, she’d left early.

The deceased followed very shortly thereafter, and, before she left, she’d told her mother that she was going to school, without knowing, that she’d taken the elevator from her 11th story home to the top floor, and took the leap that ended her own life.  The medical examiners got a hold of the surveillance, discovered that the deceased had gone up by elevator alone, left her backpack, her jacket, and, NO note.

The Huangs are pretty well to do, the father worked as a manager at an electronics factory, the mother is a homemaker, the family got along very well; she and her sister were both in the middle school department of the area high school.

The head counselor at the school, Yu-Jun Lin said, that the girl is doing quite well in the academia, is quiet, helps her classmates a lot, and, in her diaries, there was NO sign of she being unhappy; and that last week at the school’s carnival, she was glad that her class had made $2000.

Because the deceased didn’t leave a note, the officers, in order to know what had caused her suicide, they tried finding something in her Facebook account, and, it was already locked, and so, the cops had to get access into her account through her friends, and, they’d NOT found anything out of place.

And so, the reason why this middle-school aged girl committed suicide remained a mystery, because NOBODY knew what had happened to her, and, she probably felt all alone in this world, because that, is what ALL teens experience in that stage of their lives, and, because she wore that façade real well, NOBODY noticed anything wrong.  But, something IS definitely wrong, except that now, nobody will ever know the reasons, because the only one who can answer that is now D-E-C-E-A-S-E-D!!!

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