57 min

Child Suicide Attempt Survivor Shares Powerful Story of Hope Raising Joy

    • Mental Health

Often when a person attempts suicide, we think there must have been signs ahead of the event. But this is not always the case, especially when the attempt is made by a child. This is the message Brandy and Nick Lumbert want every parent to understand.

In 2018, their 12-year-old daughter tried to kill herself in their home. Despite going without oxygen for an extended period, she survived but doctors at Cook Children’s weren’t sure if she would ever walk, talk or have the same level of cognitive function again. She spent weeks in the ICU, followed by months in rehabilitation therapy. Amazingly, Payton surpassed everyone’s expectations. Now 17, Payton and her family are sharing their story to let others know there’s always hope.

On this very special episode of Raising Joy, we talk to the Lumbert family about Payton’s suicide attempt and how it has changed their family forever.

Often when a person attempts suicide, we think there must have been signs ahead of the event. But this is not always the case, especially when the attempt is made by a child. This is the message Brandy and Nick Lumbert want every parent to understand.

In 2018, their 12-year-old daughter tried to kill herself in their home. Despite going without oxygen for an extended period, she survived but doctors at Cook Children’s weren’t sure if she would ever walk, talk or have the same level of cognitive function again. She spent weeks in the ICU, followed by months in rehabilitation therapy. Amazingly, Payton surpassed everyone’s expectations. Now 17, Payton and her family are sharing their story to let others know there’s always hope.

On this very special episode of Raising Joy, we talk to the Lumbert family about Payton’s suicide attempt and how it has changed their family forever.

57 min