Melissa Monserrate, 25, in Jamaica, Queens. She is studying psychology with the hopes of creating a better life for her son. Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times
After an explosive fight with her boyfriend, Melissa Monserrate, 18 at the time and five months pregnant, shut herself in the bathroom and put a razor blade to her wrist. Her boyfriend found her before she could hurt herself.
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