The girl with mermaid hair – a suicide bid survivor saving Newcastle one sign at a time.

Note: Originally written for my journalism degree assignment in August 2018. However, I am so, so proud of this piece I decided to re-publish it here.  She has beautiful mermaid hair all fuchsia roots with turquoise ends. Her face is covered in acne, an indicator of her age. She’s only 19 and her coffee coloured eyes hold sadness. Her arms are covered in horizontal and vertical lines, self-inflicted scars echoing her many personal battles. She’s sitting in a wheelchair, pushed by her friend, but once we reach the bridge she stands up. Her name is Lucy and she is a…