Chelsea confirms health status with attorneys

July 11, 2016

Today, Chelsea Manning spoke with her attorneys for the first time since her hospitalization last week. They have released the following statement on her behalf:

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2016
Contact: Christina DiPasquale, 202.716.1953, [email protected]

Chelsea Manning Confirms Health Status Through Her Attorneys

Today, Chelsea Manning’s attorneys Chase Strangio, Vincent Ward and Nancy Hollander released the following statement jointly:

“After not connecting with Chelsea for over a week, we were relieved to speak with her this morning. Though she would have preferred to keep her private medical information private, and instead focus on her recovery, the government’s gross breach of confidentiality in disclosing her personal health information to the media has created the very real concern that they may continue their unauthorized release of information about her publicly without warning. Due to these circumstances, Chelsea Manning requested that we communicate with the media and her friends and supporters on her behalf.

“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. For us, hearing Chelsea’s voice after learning that she had attempted to take her life last week was incredibly emotional. 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:





14 thoughts on “Chelsea confirms health status with attorneys

  1. I can’t imagine the pain from the punishment of the injustice she is in. To be sentenced to it for years is beyond imagination. Probably all we can give her is messages of hope.

  2. I am so glad you are alive. Thank you for all you have done to help end the destruction of lives. I know what it is like to lose hope, but I’m so glad you are still alive. I can only imagine what being in prison is like. I’m sorry, too, that the prison system let the media know that you attempted to end your life. We love you. Please do not give up hope. I know that is not easy, where you are, but I want to say that, anyway. I was in deep shock you tried to kill yourself, but I’m so glad you did not!

  3. My dearest one, how brave you are. Each one of us has a light within the heart. Go there for your comfort and peace as you travel the high road for Truth your soul has chosen. We thank you for your beautiful nature and purity. Whistle blowers follow the greatest whistleblower of all time… Jesus the Christ. Hold on.There is something coming to ease your situation.

  4. Dear Chelsea,

    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as I am sure many others are doing as well.

    I am deeply grateful for your courage in revealing things the US government is doing in our names under the cover of national security secrecy.

    And it is especially moving to me that you could do this in the midst of personal challenges.

    Please take care and stay strong,

    Naomi Paz Greenberg,
    Forest Hills, NY

  5. Dear Chelsea,
    I feel so much love for you. I can’t imagine what you’re going through. You are one of the most historically important people of my lifetime and you are also a human who has had to endure so much; more pressure than most people can probably imagine. It must be very, very difficult some days.

    You stood up for the rule of law and for that, we love you, Chelsea!!!



  6. Dear Chelsea
    Please know that you are loved and respected for the unspeakable courage you have shown in challenging the unjust war of Bush, Blair and their adopted friends.
    Your name will always be honoured by people who love truth and justice and peace and goodness.
    I join the people who have written the above beautiful messages and repeat their every word. We love you and you will be forever in our hearts. Get well soon.

  7. Listening to Henry Lawson’s “Keep step 103” reminding me of what She is going through there in Lock up ..Perhaps she has read it …about the prisoner from Starvinghurst Gaol..
    Hope She does better than the Lad in the Poem , and will one day walk out of the Govt Military Gaol

  8. You have indeed become another sacrificial lamb. You knew what your actions would do and yet you made the right decision and followed your conscience. We are proud of you and will never forget what you have done. The YouTube video entitled “Collateral Murder” sure did a lot to wake me up!

    It is indeed ironic that you get punished for leaking confidential information yet the government goes unpunished for leaking your confidential medical information without your permission. Go figure! Stay strong. We love you and will never forget the sacrifices you have made for us.

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