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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

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    Please grow up Self harm is not a

    trend Anorexia is not a phase Depression is not an act Homosexuality is not a choice Sexual assault is not provoked Suicide is not a result of cowardice
    ILYMatthewEspinosa ILYMatthewEspinosa 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2014

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    It Isn't Funny.

    Depression isn't funny. Cutting isn't funny. Anorexia isn't funny. Bulimia isn't funny. Suicide definitely isn't funny. I don't understand why anyone would make a joke of it.
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    Some wisdom on suicide.

    Quote below!! Quote: Michael Laitman Q: Why is suicide considered so terrible in Judaism? If one sees no point in living, why cannot that person choose death? After all, it is known that man cannot tolerate pain, so how does suicide sit with the purpose of creation? A: If a...
    Abby2978 Abby2978 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    There's a group of girls

    who always go around school saying they are going to kill themselves anytime something doesn't go their way and I absolutely hate it because I've lost my first cousin to it a few years back and I find it extremely disrespectful to those who struggle with suicidal thoughts and...
    BackThroughTime BackThroughTime 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Okay, I've already said something about this

    last year, but I'm gonna say that you people are a bunch of sad pathetic individuals for calling people who've committed suicide cowards, idiots, weak, and selfish. First of all, we're human. We're all different from one another, and most of you all don't know the specific pain...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 29

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    Suicide is something

    that usually occurs because someone doesn't see a light at the end of a long dark tunnel and sometimes if you don't do anything about these thoughts, they will block the light and you won't ever get out. Please talk about your thoughts with someone who cares, it's never too late...
    GlitterFawn18 GlitterFawn18 13-15, F Jul 22

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    There is a girl here near me.

    Her friend was treating suicide so is read of calling for help she egged him on. That he wasn't a man if he didn't go thru with it. Etc etc. She did this all via text. The boy died he was 16 Now she is on trial for murder she is 17 2 lives destroyed and 2 families...
    MisterGw MisterGw 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Whenever I search #emo (don't judge me) people

    will say things like "I hope that Emo f*g cuts them self to death" or "I love watching all those emos kill them selves" it's not funny please stop.
    Leo231 Leo231 13-15, M 5 Responses Jun 16

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    Every time someone says "go kill yourself" to

    another person, I cringe inside. I had thoughts of suicide when I was 12-13 and I still can't believe how close I was to ending my own life.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    As someone who has tried to commit suicide,

    I can say that it is the worst thing anyone can ever experience. If you treat it as a joke, then it's basically the same thing as treating cancer or rape as a joke and I find that disgusting. You never know who you can be offending when you joke about suicide, so do us all a...
    xlivia xlivia 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    Ppl be saying that suicide is a joke

    that we're stupid to want to end our lives, even if we did why would they care they don't know what we've been through, so why are they judging us?! They aren't perfect either.
    imapainter imapainter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    There was this one dude,

    here on EP, who messaged me saying he was looking for a friend because he thought he might himself. So I talked to him n became his friend. But eventually only times he would message me was to say 'hi' and 'how am i?' Then he started messaging that he was done with life n was...
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 3

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    My mother went on a drive two nights ago not

    planning on returning home. She took a gun to her head and tried to kill herself but couldn't go through with it. My family's way of coping with it is to make jokes and laugh it off. I'm just finding it hard to make fun of the fact that my mother wanted to die.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    I used to be suicidal.

    So when I recovered and told some of my friends about it... They say why are you so proud of it ? Why are you making it sound like its something great ? Maybe because it is great that I've stopped hurting myself and moves on from the past. You should be happy that people are...
    Amaze16 Amaze16 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    This friend (P) of mine.

    .. she was having period cramps, and so my other friend (A) gave her two midol pills. P ate them both and threw up, then she started crying. Hours later, she posted a photo, smiling and the caption read, "I had an overdose today!!!! :(" That made me so mad, I have overdosed, I...
    kYG1 kYG1 16-17, F Jul 8

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    A guy died by suicide in the area I live in

    last week. Everyone on Facebook is talking about how sad it is. Then you have the people that believe oh you should just pray when you think about suicide that's all you have to do. Reading this comment makes me sick. Prayer is powerful do not get me wrong, but sometimes God...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I don't see attempted suicide

    as a cry for help tbh. Suicide is usually a sign of giving up? I'm pretty sure you're not crying for help if you're trying to end it.. I'm sick of supposed attempted suicide and self harm is being used for attention seekers just to get a fuking compliment. I'm sick of people...
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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    there is this girl in my class

    who tells me every day more than one time to go die or that no one needs me and I should just die. I hate how she laughs about it and acts like it's some kind of joke. I always smile at her and tell her " someone who doesn't understand such things have no right to say that to...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 18

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    I hate my generation there is terrible kids

    ready to destroy the world as an examples a girl in middle school recently killed herself I did not know her but ok this other girl who likes to go around d telling ppl they bullied her and its their fault she loves trouble she also likes to flirt with older older guys she also...
    dancelive47 dancelive47 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    "Kill yourself. Kill yourself.

    Kill yourself." Those were words that I used to hear all the time back when I was being bullied constantly in high school. And as a result, I actually wanted to. I was at my father's house when I snuck a kitchen knife into my bedroom and attempted to slit my own throat...but...
    Curlatte3845 Curlatte3845 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It bothers me how people judge others with

    scars. If you have the audacity to make fun of others for their pain, you haven't been through it. If you haven't been through it what right do you have to judge another human beings reaction to a situation. Some people do it for attention, but not all of them do. Know a person...
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Apparently my 'friend' told me

    that I shouldn't be alive and that I should kill myself. Then he laughed. Suicide is not a joke. Life is a consumption of Earth but death is starvation.
    APerfectImperfection APerfectImperfection 13-15, M 2 Responses May 26

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    I had a friend who committed suicide

    because of bullies and people kept laughing about it. I feel her memory was betrayed by her own class friends so every month I have Da drive me to her grave so I can place flowers on her grave so she knows I remember her.
    IAMFastDasha IAMFastDasha 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 10

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    "I'm gonna kill myself" Ha ha ha!

    Not really. Suicide is a serious topic that shouldn't be joke around with. We lose hundreds of people to car accidents every day and that's not a joke. So why should suicide be?
    Damocles19 Damocles19 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I take suicide talk seriously.

    I feel bad for suicide people. I try to advise them.
    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Suicide is no joke. I had a friend successfully

    commit suicide when he was just 12-years-old. No one saw it coming, he always seemed very happy. He was very kind and respectful, a perfect child. I've also had many other friends try to commit suicide. I hate it when people make jokes about suicide or tell people to "go kill...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I've lost 2 friends to suicide in the span of 2

    months.... Each one had their private Demond's in their lives. Both of their names are Chris. Chris D, was married & a father to 3 children. October was The last time I saw him. We bumped into each other in a store in the Halloween aisle. He was with his two little ones...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    ConnerC123 ConnerC123 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Broken Cries For Help And A Desire To Be Loved

    I have been in the situation of wanting to just end it all, the questions, 'what is there any used to being alive? No one loves me, no one cares." Cutting was just a way to make myself feel better for just a little while, but it was just temporary, the urge to slice my wrists...
    underthescars underthescars 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    I know a few people who literately use suicide

    and self inflicted harm as a way to get attention. But what they dont realize is that there are many like me, who have had friends lost to this cause of death. To joke about suicide almost makes me wish they were telling the truth when they say they want to die. People like this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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    This may sound bad but to me suicide is just

    another extreme human behavior that we don't share amongst other species. With nearly 7 billion of us humans on the face of the earth it doesn't shock me to see a few people take their own lives. One million people take their own lives every year. That's one every 30 seconds and...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    People who die because of suicide dont want to

    end their life, they want to end their pain.
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 7 Responses May 6

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    I literally cringe whenever I hear someone say

    "Kill yourself" "drink bleach" etc. I actually know how it feels to want to do that.
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    its like you don't understand,

    same with self harm, today my friend was joking around about self harm and Im a self harmer, I nearly walked away crying.
    xXNeverGoodEnoughXx xXNeverGoodEnoughXx 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    suicide is not a laughing matter.

    If you ever feel like you want to end things please talk to me I care and I will listen
    annemarieduffx annemarieduffx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    EXACTLY, some ppl, the one with no heart,

    say the worst stuff, I just feel like going to their door and stick a guitar up their a.hole and asking them to repeat what they said, but luckily I tolerate alot I always end up forgiving them, worst mistake most of the time
    kmrkslick kmrkslick 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 70+, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    It only becomes real

    when the mistake can't be undone.
    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I've always disliked people

    who say they're going to commit suicide again and again to gain sympathy when in reality they have no intention to actually commit suicide, I mean of course I'm glad they're not going to do anything bad but they shouldn't treat/use the idea suicide like that for their own gain...
    Antonixia Antonixia 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    People will never understand what its like

    unless they have gone through it themselves. I'm sick of people treating depression and mental illnesses as something horrible and blaming us for it. No! If we could chose whether to have it or not I'm pretty sure most of us would chose against having it. It ruins your life!
    chloeamahlia chloeamahlia 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    When people say to others "Go kill yourself"

    or "Go die" I always think "So you couldn't save those hurtful words for the worst criminals on this planet?
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    People need to stop treating it like a joke

    and start helping others who do have suicidal thoughts... You don't know what the person has been through, and I don't think anybody really deserves to have a bad life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    "Haha, why don't you just kill yourself already?

    " "If I have to hear another Justin Bieber song, I'm going to kill myself." "Ugh, I just failed a quiz in History -- I wish I could shoot myself or something." I hear things like that all the time. It breaks my heart because it perpetuates the general belief by many that...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses May 7, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 26

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    Don't ever fuc*king tell people to kill

    themselves! Not even as a joke. It's really not something to fuc*king joke about! You never know what's in people's minds and how that could trigger them.