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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 756 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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    Can I Get Better?

    Every day I go to school, people always mock me, always make fun of me because I cut. No one tries to help me or anything. I always have this poem in my head: "She paints a pretty picture, but this picture has a twist, you see, her paintbrush is a razor, and her canvas is her...
    MyMindIsGoingToKillMe MyMindIsGoingToKillMe 13-15 3 Responses Jun 15, 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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    No One Thinks I'll Do It

    I told my mom 3 years ago I needed to go to therapy because I was suicidal. My dad molested me when I was younger and I had finally told someone. She told me to get over myself. I don't really get bullied by the popular people at school, its the ones who say i'm their friend...
    MoonLightwolf18 MoonLightwolf18 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Parents

    I told my parents that I keep slipping past suicide. Just barely. They laughed and told me not to joke around. Idiots! It's not a joke. I hanged myself from a tree. Then the branch broke and I fell 15 feet. I landed on my back and couldn't move. When they found me, they asked...
    Tryandseewhathappens Tryandseewhathappens 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 4, 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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    Not Me, But My Ex Boyfriend

    My ex tried so many times to kill himself and kept telling me that if I left him he would. I tried to stick around and get him the help he needed, but he didn't want any help and no one believed he would try to do it except me.. Recently he tried to climb the John Hancock...
    LadyBella2011 LadyBella2011 18-21, F Nov 1, 2012

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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 1 day ago

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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 Made It, You Can Too !!

    I was abused as a young girl. I went through humiliation and bulling in school. I had some bad relationships and been out there with some odd people. I turned into a loner for many years and was seeking what was the meaning of being alive. I just did not fit in. But I tried very...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Nov 1, 2013

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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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    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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    I got in a debate with a friend of mine the

    other day because I asked him to participate in the lines project with me. He told me "no that's stupid. I honestly think that self harm and suicide are the stupidest things ever." And I got kinda mad because he knows that I self harm and that I've had suicidal thoughts, so why...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    I Dunno

    I am one of those people that says something and noone is really listening. They laugh. Even when I say I want to kill myself. If they don't laugh they just brush it off like it doesn't matter if i die or not. I guess it doesn't.
    kotori4444 kotori4444 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Hello everyone! I'm new to this site

    and happy to write. I've never written anything anonymously, but it seems like a good outlet. My best friend told me about three weeks ago she has been wanting to kill herself for the past three years. I have done everything I can think of, researching, calling around, talking...
    Kayla1103 Kayla1103 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Friend

    My friend tried killing himself one time and never got help. He is lucky to be alive. Well yesterday i am in second hour and he texts me; "now" so i respond "what" he said "i need you, come to your car" once i asked if he was ok he said no. And i was freaking out and asked to go...
    EEPW08 EEPW08 13-15, F Sep 26, 2013

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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
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 1 day ago

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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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    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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    My friends joke about suicide nearly everyday.

    They have no idea what goes on in my head. How many times I've tried to end it. They don't see the scars that run up my wrist, I smile, to keep them smiling. The one friend I had the guts to tell, told people. It eventually died down when I laughed it off and made them all stop...
    blackveilsbride blackveilsbride 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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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    My Name Is Amber

    my story is ive tryed suicide a lot and i cut but ive lost two ppl on the last 2 months =( and my cuzzen killed his self
    darkangel47 darkangel47 18-21, F Sep 24, 2012

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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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    "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 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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 2 Responses Feb 9

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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 5 Responses Feb 28

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    I know I'm young and everyone on this sight is

    usually going on about sob stories and why their lives are so horrible but you know what I have come to the conclusion that my life is wonderful! I know there are going to be up's and down's but I have no major issues in my life that matter in the long run. I'm glad I went...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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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    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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    If Only They Had Listened

    She tried to tell them, but they turned away from her. "You have no reason to feel that way." "Your life is perfect. You're not sad." "Why would you kill yourself? Your life is great." But they never really listened. She had never starved, never been abused, and never been...
    TheBirdsStillSing TheBirdsStillSing 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    I Am Depressed

    I sometimes think about committing suicide but I know that I can't leave my two best friends behind..
    professordw44 professordw44 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Someone asked me the other day about my pet

    peeves... Well here you have it. One of the few things that makes me very angry very quickly is when a persons refers to suicide as if it is no big deal. "Wow let me just go home and kill myself hahaha" No. No no no on SO many levels this is not ok!! I take myself to be a...
    singsinshower singsinshower 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Tired

    my only regret is I didn't extinguish myself 2 years ago......and for that, i'm still here....don't know why i didn't,....they lied.....things didn't get better, only worse. no longer hurt, ran out of tears long ago, don't have the energy to be angry.... In my dreams, all i ever...
    fiftyfour999 fiftyfour999 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Gracie's Worries

    Gracie worried about everything since the day Tina told her "No one can be trusted." Gracie beleived everything Tina said. Gracie stopped trusting her mom, dad, and her sister Anna first. Then came her teachers, workers, and everyone. Eventually, Gracie even wondered if she...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Aug 6, 2013

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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 6 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    I find it really, truly amazing how my own family can treat me like ****. Seems like I can't do anything wrong around here. They hate the guy that I've been seeing for 6 months now...
    Highoffhopee Highoffhopee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Pple out there are F******* stupid They don't even knw how to treat Women :(
    Riyachhetri Riyachhetri 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I hate lazy people. There's always one in my group assignments and group discussions. How can I have a group discussion in my tutorial classes if people don't prepare the work or...
    GoFuckYourselfBitch GoFuckYourselfBitch 70+, M Mar 24

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    I'm so sick of fake people!! One minute they have your back the next they leave you all by yourself. My ex boyfriend has a new girl and everyone is mad at him for dumping me over...
    Arleyn Arleyn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    so im walking home not the best and this ***** playing happy the freaking song from despicable me im sorry but today I wanted to punch the shite out of you u don't scream at a...
    mizzcola17 mizzcola17 18-21, F Mar 21

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    All the time, I am wondering how people really feel about me, even my close friends. I don't know if its paranoia that everyone secretly hates me, I just don't know.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I hate going in environments where people pretend to like me but they always find issues with me. I feel like it is a never-ending sea of drama.
    hishalf hishalf 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a phobia, a terrible fear of negative people. I hate when people whining about everything. This is what I hate most in the world. So if you want to talk to me, don't be...
    AlwaysBeAGoodPerson AlwaysBeAGoodPerson 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    The other night I was sleeping at my friends house and because it was a public holiday so she didn't have work the next day so she decided to have like 7 glasses of wine and she...
    Myshelle13 Myshelle13 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I hate fake people and then they clam to be your best friend and yet they don't stick up for you and rub you problems in your face.
    Pluviophile32 Pluviophile32 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    i hate when people cheat on university exams and dont get caught. they do better than everyone else and just dont get caught! LIFE SEEMS SO UNFAIR
    LonelyThoughts LonelyThoughts 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I hate rude people. If you send them a friendly message, the polite thing to do is for them to reply..it takes a moment, and shows that the are not selfish an d up their own arses...
    piers1 piers1 56-60 Apr 8

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    I hate those people you come across in life that are just so.... annoying!
    dplastini dplastini 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I believe at one time or another everyone hates stupid people, but if you think about it, what would keep us entertained? There is a common balance to it I'm sure. Random thoughts...
    Lo2011 Lo2011 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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