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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

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    So apparently being depressed

    and having suicidal thoughts is being selfish now.... I've gotten so many comments on how being depressed and wanting people to like you and talk to you is selfish and that talking about wanting to kill yourself is selfish too. What the **** has this world come to? I'm sorry, I...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

    So I just witnessed someone have a mental

    breakdown because they couldn't smoke pot , someone so desperate that they said they would commit suicide because they couldn't get high , not a reason to be sad , out of all the real problems people have this is the worse thing they have ever experienced , pathetic .... To...
    Goldeneye504 Goldeneye504
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    its not a joke, its serious.

    .. and it really gets me annoyed when people treat it like a joke because its hard to get over. No one can tell you what your feeling and dealing with... Only you know how you feel and what your dealing with...
    Alexconers Alexconers
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2016

    In April of this year,

    my best friend's mother died because she committed suicide. Her mother was like my mother. She was always there for me and always promised to be. I was always over their house and we even joked that they'd adopt me or that my best friend and I were twins who were switched up at...
    BRose328 BRose328
    18-21, F
    Nov 4, 2014

    I haven't considered suicide

    for a long time up until today. I know I won't do anything right now, but it's a scary thought...
    Zbeara Zbeara
    22-25, M
    Aug 15, 2015

    I almost hit a couple of kids due to them

    treating suicide as a joke when I was having issues with dealing with the thoughts about going through with it.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    Sep 27, 2015

    To me suicide is the easy way out

    and we all know where these people will end up, to hell. The bible is pretty clear and honestly if you kill yourself then you're a joke.
    pepeking pepeking
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015
    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld
    70+, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    I had my hardship... When I was 15.

    .. Until I reached my 17. It was all real stuff. Cutting, crying all nights, suicide attempts, meds cocktails, depression and heck, lots of depressing things. When I turned 18, I was clean!! And by clean I mean no more of that shitt* hardship. No more cutting, no more...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    22-25, F
    Oct 20, 2014

    I'm already really depressed.

    And when people make jokes about suicide, it makes me feel like if I committed, then it wouldn't matter to them, or they would just joke about it. I feel as if they don't care about me. The jokes seriously need to stop. I'm already on the edge of suicide. I don't need jokes...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

    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

    No one really takes me seriously

    and believes that I want to do it. They can make all the jokes that they want, not that I will have to be around to hear it anyway.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015
    bluegill80 bluegill80
    36-40, M
    Jun 16, 2015

    "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...
    DremeJolie DremeJolie
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    I dont think its a joke - just read an

    interview with RuPaul re Brandt suicide - he said he considered it an option and respected DR. Brandts choice to end his life - . We as a culture seem so scared of death it happens to all - there is no way to prevent it nor should be feared- it is a normal progression- I accept...
    blonde10 blonde10
    36-40, F
    Apr 27, 2015
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    Its not a ******* joke

    and its dumb how if its an unsuccessful attempt its "for attention" but if they go through with it everyone claims to be their closest friend
    leavinginjuly leavinginjuly
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    Anyone who has lost a loved one to this know

    that it isn't anything to laugh about. I lost a very good friend, I still miss him every day.
    lilmissdynamite lilmissdynamite
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    10 Responses Dec 26, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2014

    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
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    Suicide is not a joke.

    Seriously you better live stream it so everyone can see it or not do it at all.
    Trips333 Trips333
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Jan 10, 2011

    How else can you get it out in the open?

    The only way I open up about it is making people laugh at it then people never figure if I'm serious or not. Including me,
    deleted deleted
    Sep 13, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    What goes through peoples heads

    when they think suicide is a joke? seriously what is wrong with them?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    So the end of February will be one year

    since I tried to take my own life. I thank God for sending someone to stop me. I have moved on since then, but I hate it when people make jokes.
    notme2710 notme2710
    41-45, M
    Mar 1, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    As someone who used to go through suicidal

    though, I know it is no laughing matter. It is a terrible tragedy that only brings ruin.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    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, 2015

    I just hate when people don't take it seriously

    or treat it as the person is just looking for attention. I don't really mind dark humor about it though. I know that humor is really just a defense mechanism and a way of dealing with the scary things in life.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    "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

    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
    3 Responses May 6, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    It only becomes real

    when the mistake can't be undone.
    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    My friend took her own life 3 years ago on

    Christmas Eve.....all because some kids in her class spread a stupid rumor of a teacher and her sleeping together. The teacher committed suicide then she did a week later. If you think your pitiful a** rumors are jokes try being the person who feels like that is her only way...
    Kimmerrose Kimmerrose
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 7, 2015

    "Kill yourself" "Drink Bleach" "Overdose in

    sleeping pills" are some of the "genius" advises given by people who have no other work except to try and ruin someone else's. And then there are people who actually try it. Both are idiots, really. Suicide isn't child's play. Death isn't a fun game of hide and seek. I don't...
    Shayala Shayala
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Mar 29, 2015

    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
    Feb 9, 2014

    I've been suicidal since the age of twelve

    and people would always say " your just doing it for attention" like that's what I care about when I want to end my life if I wanted attention I would join the circus not try to end my life
    hatersgonnahatefuckit hatersgonnahatefuckit
    22-25, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    Sorry people, but there's a difference between

    having an opinion and being flat-out ignorant. Depression and other mental illnesses can alter people's thinking. They don't want to end their lives but they may feel as if they need to. Suicide is not selfish.
    MiicG3 MiicG3
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Sep 5, 2015

    I met a guy that was a good friend of my best

    friend and only hung out with him that one day because he came over to see my best friend. he drove me to McDonald's so I could buy the 3 of us some food and we got to talking about stuff and he was really nice and cool. we talked about divorces that we both were going through...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols
    26-30, F
    Dec 10, 2015
    ConnerC123 ConnerC123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    I take suicide talk seriously.

    I feel bad for suicide people. I try to advise them.
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015
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