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I feel so amazed. Thanks, PolkaDot. I didn't mean to insult you.
No no no no no no
I was in no way insulted. we cool ^_^
I've considered suicide many times and attempted it once. I tried to cut my wrist just deep enough that it sliced the vein and I would've bleed to death. I was doing it behind one of the stairwells in my school (there were doors right there that I would/could have left through). Unfortunately, my friend was looking for me and found me there. He threw his fit and took my razor blade away.
I haven't attempted again, but I still consider it and I still cut. In my opinion, bullying is, in some way, a cause of suicide. Bullying can force people to feel hopeless and depressed, and, they eventually take their own life. That's just my two cents though.
Now it's my turn to give my two cents. Suicide is not the answer, I promise, to any problems. I'm not going to sit here and pretend I'm an expert or I know much about you, but, I do know that. You are loved, somewhere, by some person, even if they never speak to you. If you were gone, you would be missed. People would feel hopeless, and those who you once brightened the lives of would be alone, and miss you so bad. Your parents, your siblings, your classmates, your teachers, your friends, your coworkers, those you see everyday but haven't spoken too. Everyone around you would realize how much you mean to them, but, you wouldn't even be around to enjoy that. By commiting suicide, all you would do is take away a little light from the world, and throw away a beautiful, inspiring, strong future. I'm not going to lecture you about religion or the value of life or whatever, but, I couldn't just sit here and not try to stop you from making a huge mistake. Maybe you might not think it's a mistake a now, but, in years you'll realize how wrong you were thinking you were useless, hopeless, and that your weren't worth a life well lived. Please never try to commit suicide again. YOU throw away your razor blade this time, and stay strong.
Sorry if that seemed somewhat forceful, but, I can't sit here and let someone consider taking their own life. I hope I somehow helped.. Good luck :)
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree on the parents part. I get an hour long lecture and a switching across my legs every night for little things, like talking to my brother, saying 'shut up', or asking if I could join the FBI or the Army when I grow up. My siblings hate me and are not afraid to express hteir feelings both physically and emotionally. Mt friends are all on TI. If it were'nt for this, I'd be long gone, probably.
First off, I'd like to say that I'm glad someone created this thread. It caught my eye because of some recent events.
There are three people I know that have thought about (and attempted) suicide. Thankfully, I stopped two, but one of them relapsed into the depression. My third friend said as long as I don't commit suicide, he wont. Yes, I have considered suicide, but I talked to my parents, something I hate doing, and promised i wouldn't do it. Later realizing that it would have been a huge mistake on my part. I have so much to live for (not trying to sound conceited) that if I would've done it, nothing would ever be the same for anyone around me. It probably would've spurred those three friends into doing it themselves. I believe anyone considering suicide should talk to an adult, or some friends. They need a root. A support group. Comforting and consoling them will help a lot in the long run.
Congratulations on helping your friends, and on giving such great advice :) I am so very very very very glad you didn't decide to commit suicide and what you've said is true. Everyone needs to read what you just wrote, since it would help anyone considering taking their own life. I have to say, I'm glad I've created this thread. I'm hoping it will help many people ;)
I'm so glad no one's dissed suicide or people who have thought about it. I don't have any experience with it myself but I do know that it's not cowardly or dumb or anything like that. I always feel so awful because I have two friends and had another one who thought about suicide (on multiple occasions I went to all the trouble I could to talk her out of it), and I never knew how to comfort them or help them in an effective way. I'm so glad that there are people here who will help those who need it, because not everyone knows where to turn when they need help or how to stand up for themselves. I'm incredibly lucky to have a friend who I can vent to and is always there to offter support and so I've been lucky enough. Thank you PolkaDot for making this, it definitely helps everyone thinking about suicide and the people who hate seeing others suffer. I just wish that everyone could see how amazing and unique and important they are, because every life truly is valuable in some way.
InsideOutAndBackwards, it's what's on the inside that counts. You sound like an amazing person, and I would love to be your friend, knowing that I'm not very attractive or skinny, I have learned to make friends based on whether or not they appreciate me for who I am.
okay, amanda todd. though it';s terrible what happened, i look at it this way. first of all, her video SCREAMS 'i want attention' from the format of what she did to the little details like hearts instead of dots. there was the fact that she even made a video, and the words she used. it's all not very kosher. then ther'e's all the stuff she did. she made EVERY mistake she could have made. it crossed the line of stupidity. it was carelessness. for example, she should have laid low but no, she actually slept with a guy who she KNEW had a girlfriend. with her past experiences, i think she should have realized that it wouldn't end well. then there was the way she committed suicide. there are many ways of doing it that would be much less painful. drinking bleach is just so dramatic. it was all a show. and when she got home from the hospital, she went online. that was the first thing she did. online, where ALL of her troubles were. people were doing so much nasty stuff to her online. she could have avoided it and saved herself so much suffering, but she didn't. she kept going online. she didn't delete her accounts. it's difficult to have sympathy for her because even though it's not right that things happen, they still happen, and people have a responsibility to be not get themselves in compramising situations.
as for suicide in general, it';s a terrible tragedy but instead of running around like turkeys and posting things on facebook, we should counsel people. all this crap about sharing a status or reposting a photo really gets on my nerves, because it makes people feel that they are actually doing something.
I think schools and governments are taking the absolutely wrong approach. For example, in New Jersey, there is a relatively new law called the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Act, (HIB, for short) that criminally prosecutes bullies. The authorities expect that with this prosecution, bullies will stop once they get charged under this law. I have seen firsthand that it doesn't stop. There are still victims, and there are still bullies. It's hard to stop, but hard is not impossibe.
That was so beautiful. i cant even descirbed how that makes me feel, but to be honest it's nice to know somebody cares that much