Suicide –or self-harm like its deadly predecessor– are usually nothing more than a screen for a pain impossible to be processed by the subject who suffers. The coordinates that pass through it expand, converge and twist in an endless spiral when there are no more resources left to find a vital exit. The life project seems unthinkable, especially when the multiple versions of the ominous are present. If, in addition, the age period in which they appear coincides with a crucial time – adolescence, youth, older adults – some form of propping up the Self in crisis is usually required. In this episode of New Amsterdam we see how the subjective disinvestment that produces the invisibility of the subject for the differentiated external objects mother-family (Aulagnier, 2004) makes a young woman try to build her identity under an extreme time of anguish.
Key words: Suicide | Adolescent | Crises | Acculturation