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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

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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

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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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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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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    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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    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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    Don't you just loathe people

    who say " Id rather kill myself than do this ! " ?
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 22

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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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    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 41-45 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just asked what would be good to cut myself

    with and people thought it would be funny to not so subtly tell me to kill myself.
    FallOutBoys FallOutBoys 13-15, M 4 Responses Nov 22

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    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 27

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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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    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 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

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    I have dysthymia. Systoms showed up

    when I was 12. I want someone to share experiences with me, about getting thin fast and self harming. I am completly aware both of those are unhealthy, but I need someone to sympathize with me, show me how you did it, I'm here to share. by the way, sorry about the bad english...
    leleperalta leleperalta 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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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

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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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    Right I dot care of every time I come on this

    website something happens I need to rant about this **** I HAVE A VERY HIGH TOLERANCE LEVEL BUT WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN A JOKING OR BAD MANNER I GET ANNOYED. SUICIDE JOKES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. Yeah. You know what made it worse? WHEN IT IS PUBLICLY...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    YouKnowIHateMyself YouKnowIHateMyself 13-15, F Aug 11

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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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    I can't stand it if people use their depression

    and sadness to get pity and attention for it. I hate it when they play with your emtions. Constantly. I've had this a couple of times and it emotionally completely drained me. I shut myself off, and now they're surprised that I did. It hurts because I can't do anything, but...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 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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    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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    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 purely disgusts me

    when people make jokes about suice. It sickens me. I have a few friends who are young but suicidal, and i used to be the same. I even shouted at my nan for making a suicide joke, i know it sounds mean, but I feel suicide jokes are more cruel than race jokes. I mean, racial jokes...
    daintyduck daintyduck 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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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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    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

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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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    If you say "kill yourself" jokingly,

    stop. Really. It's not a joke.
    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    Today in school someone joked about suicide.

    You can not believe how angry this made me. What if someone near them was considering suicide? How can ANYONE be so insensitive?! Suicide is NOT - I REPEAT- NOT a joke.
    Masqurade Masqurade 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    People shouldn't take it lightly.

    I remember when I was in Middle school I was on the phone with this girl I used to talk to and I can't remember what I said but I think I said something about me committing suicide but to be honest I was half joking and I said it just to see what she'll say and she said...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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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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    When you say you want to kill yourself.

    .. And they say "Hang in there".... And you think about how it could be taken the wrong way...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 4 Responses Nov 11

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4

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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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    "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

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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

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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

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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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    I have been thinking about suicide sometimes

    and i needed to tell someone. I told a friend at my school, but now he makes fun of me because im a tiny bit different and he tells me i should kill myself. I thought i could trust him but i guess not.
    Stressed14 Stressed14 16-17, M 7 Responses Dec 2

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    I've thought about it

    before a lot but I think of how it'd hurt the people who actually love me
    livewhilewereeyoung livewhilewereeyoung 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21

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