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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

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    I lost my best friend

    and people LAUGHED about it?! What is wrong with people?!
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 12 Responses May 25

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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 Jul 18

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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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    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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    Suicide isn't a joke

    and it isn't for attention. It's a matter that should be dealt and looked upon more sierously
    unhappyforever unhappyforever 18-21, F Jan 30

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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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    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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    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.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    "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 7 Responses May 7

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    neverrevailed neverrevailed 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's almost hard to admit I've gone suicidal.

    .. I used to be so pretty, confident, perfect. Covered in these ugly scars. Self conscious disorders. Every imperfection ever named. The pain is all a game.. Or is the game to pain? The world as simple as it may seem to you.. A thousand and one collections of rubix cubes, what'll...
    neverrevailed neverrevailed 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    A more apt experience for me would be "I Hate Dense People", but this'll have to do. Why are people so ignorant to dry humour or sarcasm? My god it's annoying when the joke goes...
    TheRose202 TheRose202 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I'm in ROTC like program in my town. And there's this guy that absolutely annoys me. When first joined I liked him but as I got to know him and see how he really was I lost respect...
    PierceTheOvercastKid PierceTheOvercastKid 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I hate narrowminded people, do you? Are you saying that you are open minded? Does narrowminded people know what is openminded? Maybe not because openminded is out of narrowminded...
    Sphine Sphine 13-15, M Jul 7

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    Like...the person is the one not understanding and keep contradicting you...like you are crazy.Hello? Listen to what am I saying do not just treat me like I am stupid because you...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Carson Jordan who is a girl on here blocked me cause I called her out on being a hypocrite to her own experiance which was titled "I hate non-responders" and I messaged her a while...
    MilitaryHistoryNerd94 MilitaryHistoryNerd94 18-21, M Jun 30

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    Black, white, green, yellow I don't care what color you are. They're ghetto people of every race and I absolutely hate how trashy and ignorant everyone of them acts. I hate working...
    ThisGirlTyree ThisGirlTyree 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I came here seeking help and I said iam gay but still dealing with issues I wanted someone to listen to me instead people hitting on me and ask me weird things iam sorry I came...
    brokenV brokenV 18-21 6 Responses Jul 10

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    Have you ever noticed how there isn't a "I Hate White People" Group? Hmm, that gets me thinking? Right when there was it was taken down, no questions asked. Y'all people really got...
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have a friend who thinks he is very SMART and he could FOOL me into thinking that he is a nice person. But that b****rd is a selfish person. A fake person. A fake friend. He...
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