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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,286 People

    I've learned that people have a very limited

    ability to stomach the reality of suicide. When I attempted it, I didn't just scratch my arm with a butter knife; I grabbed a box cutter and sliced myself up until the blade went dull, then I took it out and put in a clean one. Obviously I physically survived the ordeal. I had...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine 26-30 1 Response Jan 8

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    Just a thought I've been having lately.

    For those who say "the concept of suicide is stupid", you need to rethink that mindset. You want to know what is stupid though? Thinking it's okay to hurt somebody so much emotionally that they feel like ending their life is the only option. So next time you think that this...
    Carissamae Carissamae 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    My brother ODed three years ago.

    He didn't die, it was just a big scare. He had his stomach pumped so it's all good but for three days while he was baker acted I was left in the dark. To think the worst. When the school broke it to me the were blunt and I thought he had died until I got home. So I was crushed...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Aug 10

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    To the person who recently posted on this board.

    I really dislike the attitude you put off towards this group, I really wish people would show a little compassion from time to time. Good job by the admins pulling it down before someone who could actually be hurt by what he said had the chance to see it. I would heart you guys...
    Rocker1188 Rocker1188 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    It's not funny. And once you stop

    groveling(sorry if I spelled it wrong) over your life you will see that.
    youknowthatfeelinwhen youknowthatfeelinwhen 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I really don't understand why

    when someone is completely honest about they're intentions. People just bash them, and say that they aren't serious... or just say and emphasize t he fact that they won't do it. I've spent every night the past 2 weeks attempting, and fighting to keep from this mindset. but...
    twistedtrigger twistedtrigger 22-25, F Sep 3

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    Lost one of my best friends to suicide.

    We recently had prom and wanted to honour his memory at prom. So many people thought this was a bad idea and just laughed about it. :/
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses May 29

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    "OH EM GEE"

    I hate it how I will be walking around and I hear some dumb chick complaining that she wants to kill herself because her mom took her phone away. -__-
    MidnaZ MidnaZ 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Or small. Or shrinking.

    Or not worth solving. Or a complication. Or natural. Or needed. Just to buy baubles. Or ignore fixing social flaws. Flaws that create it. Fokyn morons wanting baubles not love.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    My Friend Lydia

    We met over a box of crayola crayons - a big think to a five year old. Lydia and i are still friends. We ride the bus together, eat lunch logether, sleep over at eachothers' houses, get in trouble together, and live life together. Then Lydia called me - to tell me that her older...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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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 4 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Yes I Hate It!

    I absolutely can't stand when people are joking with each other and then say "Oh now I'm gonna go kill myself" and then laugh like it's a big joke. Suicide is NOT a laughing matter and that's coming out of the mouth of a person that's attempted countless times and still thinks...
    toofartolove toofartolove 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Once upon a time I was on whisper ( an app

    that let's you tell secrets with out people knowing who you are)and I was looking up posts about suicide .One was of a girl/boy who was bullied and thought about suicide often.there was a comment really mean like "good the world will be better without you. Suicidal people are...
    rachelmu22 rachelmu22 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    An Affliction

    I didn't used to be "damaged," and I never used to think of myself as such. But then...who did? You never realize the reality of what happened to you until sometimes years later. Pain is a part of life; problem is, the pain of the world falls more heavily on the shoulders of some...
    summershudder summershudder 16-17, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    I don't have much support,

    my "friend" tells me how she's here for me, how I can talk to her about anything. but when I do, she turns it around on me, I say I feel suicidal and want to hurt myself and all of a sudden she's yelling and cussing at me telling me I think suicide is a joke, but I don't.... it...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Because It's Not! Stupid "cool People".

    At my school I often hear the word suicide. I hear it being said in that disgusting way. As a joke. As if it wasn't a problem. Sure, there aren't a lot of problems with it in this country. Especially not in a puny city like this. But that doesn't mean they have the right to just...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Some post on instagram said "This account has

    been comprimised... Im joking put the gun down and the blades away its still me im here haha" I commented on it saying how horrible i thought that was... I just feel like serious matters such as suicide and self harm should not be ridiculed..
    Karmalama Karmalama 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses May 7

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    Im suicidle and well people,

    even my family take it as a joke.. One day they wont
    dusk123 dusk123 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 28

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    Apparently it is a good idea to call a suicidal

    person a coward when they are in crisis. So says the brilliant psychological career of a 14 year old A$$! Poor kid, with friends like this guy who needs enemies. He probably offered to hold the gun for him.
    absolom absolom 36-40 Feb 9

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    I really hate it when i'm with friends

    and they start talking about how much suicide is a stupid thing and that people who cut are not normal ones, Its really bother me because people like that are so ignorant ,they don't know **** !!People who cut ,are people who feels empty inside and dead ,they realize no one...
    Minju96 Minju96 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    It's honestly not funny.

    If I ever see or hear someone make a joke out of suicide, depression, self harm I automatically have no respect for them.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F Jul 18

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    There are many different reactions to suicide.

    Some think it's selfish, some think it's sad, some blame theirselves, and others just can't bare to process it. But no one should laugh about it or act like they'll commit it. There was someone in my school who killed herself, and she was in the Girl Scout troop I was president...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I don't like suicide jokes.

    Some things just aren't funny. You should know when to be serious and when to laugh.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    So I wanted to commit suicide in the past,

    so this girl in class said ( if my bro killed himself I wouldn't care ) then I got up and walked out of class and 10mins later I went back in, I want to punch that little girl in the ******* face and this is about the 3th time she joked about it, sorry if I'm ranting
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 27

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    This one girl, let's call her Jill,

    she's kind of a bítch. At one of my lowest points [I was cutting daily and starving and planning my death] she came up with her new favorite phrase, "[Your name here], go kill yourself." Soon after the entier fùcking middle school was using it daily. One particular kid, let's...
    NEBookWorm NEBookWorm 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I get really ******* **** off

    when people make fun of suicide. Because I was like that. People say it's a joke unlit the person commits suicide.
    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I hate how my classmates usually the bitchy

    group walks up to my group known as the rocker/rebel/jock type of group and say go drink a cup of bleach and hang yourself. It isn't a joke okay especially since I have had suicidal thoughts! *PS: I am eleven so please no hate or You'll get a combat boot in the...
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F Aug 8

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    I used to be in that stage

    and I ******* hate when people do that!!! Like it's not a joke... I'm recovering and then people like send me a sad emoji with the gun next to it... Please don't!!!
    herthehurtone herthehurtone 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I lost my best friend

    and people LAUGHED about it?! What is wrong with people?!
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 11 Responses May 25

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    A few years back I told a friend

    that suicide is a serious issue and she shouldn't talk about wanting to die over the things she complains about every other day. Her response? "It's okay, my friend tried to commit suicide." What the actual **** So I snapped and said something else, and she apologized. I love...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F May 7

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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

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    Who's Going To Be Laughing,

    When the next person is dead, and you're attending their funeral?Who's going to be crying, when you're standing there, wishing that you weren't laughing?Suicide is NOT a joke.People think oh things are getting better, but they don't see, a lot of things about people, hidden...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    It's awful and it seriously needs to stop!

    I never truly knew what suicide meant until one of my best friends Hale became suicidal when her little sister was diagnosed with brain cancer about 2 years ago, and died only 6 months ago. I knew both of them personally. Hale has been my best friend since I move to Australia...
    GermanWildChild GermanWildChild 13-15, F 2 Responses May 29

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    Ive heard many times on here

    where people are thinking of suicide and other people tell them to do it. If you feel that bad thats the last thing you want to hear. Why would anyone tell someone to kill themselves? What if you were depressed and someone told you to follow through? J hate people like that. If...
    tribetown tribetown 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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    They Don't Get It

    People these days talk about dying like it's a joke. "Kill me!" "haha, I'm going to kill myself" "go kill yourself" I feel like I'm going to go crazy when I hear these kinds of things, even if it's jokingly that they say it. Death is not funny. Death is not a joke. Death is...
    MockingMay MockingMay 18-21, F Jan 8, 2013

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    My friend always jokingly say "I'm going to

    kill/shoot myself" and it bothers me so much! It's not funny
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I cannot believe Robin Williams committed

    suicide today ..... In my opinion he was one of the few actors that really cared about helping people more than their paycheck .... He was truly one of a kind and who would have saw it coming :( .... R.I.P Robin Williams
    Goldeneye504 Goldeneye504 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm seriously tired of hearing people say:

    "it's no big deal and besides maybe they should have been stronger!" Well you know what? Maybe they were VERY strong, but you tore them all of the way down that that was their only choice because living was hurting them way too much. I can see how people think that it's selfish...
    SleepyTime1620 SleepyTime1620 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    There are people out there

    who never get the love they want from family and friends. They get alienated for their differences and are treated with prejudice. They have no one to love them except for you. They tell you that they're thinking of committing suicide, and what do yo do? Instead of helping them...
    patrick199 patrick199 16-17, M 1 Response May 29

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    emotionalyana emotionalyana 13-15, F Aug 11

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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