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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,566 People

    In april 26th 1988 my best friend going all the

    way back to 2nd grade killed himself over the biggest shithead I've ever met she left him because of the heroin he did that nasty woman she was a meth user and died in 96 from an overdose if you can believe it heroin my best friend Rodney killed himself with a gunshot wound to...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 70+, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    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 18-21, F Oct 16, 2014

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    People do it in school all the time.

    .. They always do it towards me...its hurts so much
    MikeOkBurns MikeOkBurns 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    It's the same with depression

    for me. They constantly target it either at me or (even when they know full well I can't stand it when people do this) just speak of it as a feeling. "Oh I missed out on lunch I feel so depressed." "I failed my exam, I'm just gonna go commit suicide now." It actually hurts me...
    Getmoriti Getmoriti 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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 10 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    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.
    NightOwlGirl NightOwlGirl 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have tried comitting suicide

    and my boyfriend came and stopped me, suicide isn't a joke because both of us and others deal with the same problem.
    kryssybear kryssybear 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I think about suicide all the time.

    i just really need a friend ..????
    mekaxoxo mekaxoxo 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 19

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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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    Yes. And i REALLY hate how people treat abuse

    or ra*pe like it is a joke. Because you haven't experienced about it?? And i had some men who took advantage of me after they've knew i'm a sexual survivor. I'm not talking about people in my circles. ....How could they have done such a cruel things. I believe they would be...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 11

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    Do not hate on naive people.

    They are in for so much trouble in their life. I have been there and goshhh did life hit me hard in the face. But having to have gone through depression that I almost wanted to die. I know for sure that it is no joke. The struggle was real.
    codeyellow codeyellow 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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 3 Responses Mar 31

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    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...
    annejuhlenuh annejuhlenuh 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    Point and laugh on others pain

    and suffering in pure masochism. Bullying causes suicide and I consider it murderous if the person dies from someone's ignorant behavior. I partly blame the force-fed people of today's society where respect for others is casted under the rug. It boils my insides when I hear...
    Lunakicker Lunakicker 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 18

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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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    There are some ignorant people in my classes

    who joke about suicide all the time. One day in class, a guy took the detachable strap off of a girls purse and pretended to hang himself... The worst part about it is that people actually laughed. Suicide isn't funny. It's serious.
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    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 18-21, F Oct 20, 2014

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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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    It makes me feel sick

    when i people joke about suicide. I just want to shout at them 'suicide isnt funny, its not a f*cking joke' but i just keep quiet and pull my sleeves over my hands so they dont notice the scars on my wrists.
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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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 6 Responses Mar 29

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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 3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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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 3 Responses Jan 17

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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.
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    Today in school some of the girls in my Drama

    class were making jokes about cutters. They said that they cut their selves and had pocket knives faking like if they're actually cutting and acting like their screaming. I hate that. it ****** me off. They treat us like idiots. Im tired of it. I just hate every thing
    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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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    "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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    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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    my friend just tryed to kill her self over her

    bf and she has a broken neck and almost died
    tequila16 tequila16 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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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    Suicide is not a joke.

    I hate when people say, "I'm going to kill myself" so sarcastically over nothing. I just would never take my life so for granted, because I never know when I'm going to lose it! I've also seen people joke about cutting themselves, and that is very offensive. It isn't a joke...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 4

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    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

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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.
    2Kawaii4u 2Kawaii4u 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    theBulletproofGal theBulletproofGal 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    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 3 Responses Mar 23

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    in no way, shape or form is this a joke.

    somethings should just never ever be joked about. suicide, rape, the Holocaust, baby killing, self harm, among others. just dont! it's not funny anyway. I personally have never lost a friend to depression but I have had suicidal thoughts and one day I thought I might actually do...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Its not a joke a close friend of mine done it 2

    years ago and I know some people who want to do it now or have thought about doing it..don't joke about because one day you might lose someone to it.
    gabii354 gabii354 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I hate people who get mad at others

    because they want end their life and not deal with the bullshit they're going through, seems so one sided to be stuck here because someone is always preventing the best things to happen.. No one should stop because someone thinks it's wrong, it's wrong to have sex before...
    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Non of the times I've tried have been

    successful. I should just man up and do it again.
    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    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 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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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.
    JennyAB JennyAB 16-17, F 16 Responses Feb 13

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