US Army Soldier Chelsea Manning, who famously leaked classified military documents, tweeted a message that confirms that she tried to take her life while in federal custody, leaving questions as to her health and safety.
“I am okay. I’m glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love. I will get through this,” she wrote, adding #standwithchelsea.
The transgender whistleblower does not have access to the Internet, but dictates over the phone. Her legal rep said: “After not connecting with Chelsea for over a week, we were relieved to speak with her this morning.
“Last week, Chelsea made a decision to end her life. Her attempt to take her own life was unsuccessful. She knows that people have questions about how she is doing and she wants everyone to know that she remains under close observation by the prison and expects to remain on this status for the next several weeks. She is someone who has fought so hard for so many issues we care about and we are honored to fight for her freedom and medical care.”
You can write to Chelsea with your messages of support. Mail must be addressed as follows:
CHELSEA E. MANNING 89289
1300 NORTH WAREHOUSE ROAD
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS 66027-2304