Well wishes and good thoughts out to Chelsea Manning, who is currently apparently safe after what appears to have been a near-suicide attempt earlier this morning.
Manning, you’ll remember, was the military whistleblower who went to prison back in 2013 after giving government documents to Wikileaks (she was then known as Bradley Manning before transitioning).
Just hours ago, Manning quickly tweeted — and then deleted — several very alarming posts, including this message to her followers (below):
“I’m sorry – I tried – I’m sorry I let you all down – I’m not really cut out for this world – I tried adapting to this world out here but I failed you – I couldn’t do this anymore – I can take people I don’t know hating me but not my own friends – I tried and I’m sorry about my failure.”
And that was followed up by a tweet of this very disturbing picture showing a person — who may have been Manning — standing out on a ledge as if prepared to jump down below:
Both tweets were quickly deleted, however, and later on in the morning a message was posted to her Twitter account that she was safe and in contact with friends (below):
** chelsea is safe. she is on the phone with friends, thanks everyone for your concern and please give her some space
— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) May 28, 2018
We can only hope she’s getting whatever help — and love and support — she may need.
Scary, scary stuff. Our thoughts are with her!
[Image via Twitter.]
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