Posted April 15th, 2011, in News by Frank Mossucco
Bethany Storro almost landed on Oprah to tell the harrowing story of a cruel, black woman who came up to her in Vancouver Park, Washington, called her a ‘pretty girl’, and then splashed acid in her face. Had the story actually been nationalized and sensationalized any more than it already was, Storry might have become a rich, though seriously disfigured young woman. The problem wasn’t that something happened, but in how it happened. There was no black woman. There was no criminal intent. Just a disturbed Bethany Storro who had been contemplating suicide and thought that self-applied acid would do the trick.
What most have found horrifying is not that Storro lied or even that that she blamed a random caricature of the African American community. What most have found horrifying is that this once pretty girl could get so depressed as to consider suicide and go about it in such a way as to only make her life more physically and painfully difficult. Never again will Storro be able to look in the mirror and avoid seeing the mistakes of her past.
The grand hoax that she began in 2010 has now come to a head with a judge sentencing Storro to mental health treatment. And although she owes the police department $4,000 for overtime labor, the greater debt belongs to herself. Mental health professionals will need to dig into the psychological makeup of a suicidal young woman so disturbed that she would even approach her suicide attempt as though it were a mortal makeover. But Storro is not alone. Thousands upon thousands of Americans suffer from some kind of mental health challenge requiring some level of professional support.
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