Chelsea Manning (formerly Private First Class Bradley Manning) tweeted a suicide note and a picture of herself standing on the edge of a tall building on Sunday night. Manning, a Democratic Senatorial candidate, posted what appeared to be a suicide note on Twitter around 8:30 PM on Sunday.
“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”
Chelsea then posted a frightening photo of herself on the outside ledge of a very tall building.
Following her suicidal tweets, a tweet from her account later said she is safe and the suicidal tweets were removed from her account.
** 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
Fox News noted,
The alarming messages came after a debate on social media with Dawn Ennis, a former ABC News assignment editor who criticized Manning’s remark that “voting won’t change anything.”
Ennis, who came out as transgender in 2013, posted on Twitter, “I am looking forward to an update on Chelsea’s well being in the morning. I truly wish her well. And I expect a new wave of online anger and hate to greet me, too. Be kind to all those who struggle. I myself will work harder to bear that in mind.”