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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

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    this has been the worst year of my life it's

    been terrible and its finally ending and I am unsatisfied and I need someone to talk to
    dancelive47 dancelive47 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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    bluegill80 bluegill80 31-35, M Jun 16

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    suicide is not a laughing matter.

    If you ever feel like you want to end things please talk to me I care and I will listen
    annemarieduffx annemarieduffx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    What goes through peoples heads

    when they think suicide is a joke? seriously what is wrong with them?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 12

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    Ppl be saying that suicide is a joke

    that we're stupid to want to end our lives, even if we did why would they care they don't know what we've been through, so why are they judging us?! They aren't perfect either.
    imapainter imapainter 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I don't see attempted suicide

    as a cry for help tbh. Suicide is usually a sign of giving up? I'm pretty sure you're not crying for help if you're trying to end it.. I'm sick of supposed attempted suicide and self harm is being used for attention seekers just to get a fuking compliment. I'm sick of people...
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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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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    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

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    I Been told to kill my self

    and to go to hell an I'm 11
    blade12356 blade12356 18-21 3 Responses Jul 9

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    It only becomes real

    when the mistake can't be undone.
    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    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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    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 26-30 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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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 something

    that usually occurs because someone doesn't see a light at the end of a long dark tunnel and sometimes if you don't do anything about these thoughts, they will block the light and you won't ever get out. Please talk about your thoughts with someone who cares, it's never too late...
    GlitterFawn18 GlitterFawn18 13-15, F Jul 22

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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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    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 15 Responses Feb 13

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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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    This friend (P) of mine.

    .. she was having period cramps, and so my other friend (A) gave her two midol pills. P ate them both and threw up, then she started crying. Hours later, she posted a photo, smiling and the caption read, "I had an overdose today!!!! :(" That made me so mad, I have overdosed, I...
    kYG1 kYG1 16-17, F Jul 8

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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 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I literally cringe whenever I hear someone say

    "Kill yourself" "drink bleach" etc. I actually know how it feels to want to do that.
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    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.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    as bad as i want out of this world im to lazy

    to die, the time it takes to loop a noose i could have 4 bantu knots,and the time it takes to load a gun i could be licking doritos from my fingertips .....find a bridge to leap off? i would be 1/2 way through american horror story *N.O*.......im bored in life BUT death...
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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 Apr 26

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    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    ShinraIsComingBackDown ShinraIsComingBackDown 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 26

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 11

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    "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 2 Responses Jul 8

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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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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    People who die because of suicide dont want to

    end their life, they want to end their pain.
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 7 Responses May 6

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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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    One year during middle school,

    I got my first boyfriend who broke up with me. He hated me so much that on my birthday suggested that he should get me a knife to kill myself on my birthday and that he wouldnt care if i didnt. He told me to go kill myself. I had a lot of friendship drama and family drama...
    eedoggie eedoggie 13-15, F 2 Responses May 25

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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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    There was this one dude,

    here on EP, who messaged me saying he was looking for a friend because he thought he might himself. So I talked to him n became his friend. But eventually only times he would message me was to say 'hi' and 'how am i?' Then he started messaging that he was done with life n was...
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 3

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    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 26-30 4 Responses May 6

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    Apparently my 'friend' told me

    that I shouldn't be alive and that I should kill myself. Then he laughed. Suicide is not a joke. Life is a consumption of Earth but death is starvation.
    MyLivingLife MyLivingLife 13-15, M 2 Responses May 26

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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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    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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    u people.dont get it

    for **** can u guys wake up u ante ******* anyone so get ur *** up and go **** urself if suiside is a joke for u we guess wat **** all yall this ante no damn joke
    love071902 love071902 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    I hate my generation there is terrible kids

    ready to destroy the world as an examples a girl in middle school recently killed herself I did not know her but ok this other girl who likes to go around d telling ppl they bullied her and its their fault she loves trouble she also likes to flirt with older older guys she also...
    dancelive47 dancelive47 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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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.
    xXNeverGoodEnoughXx xXNeverGoodEnoughXx 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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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 7 Responses Mar 29

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    Whenever I search #emo (don't judge me) people

    will say things like "I hope that Emo f*g cuts them self to death" or "I love watching all those emos kill them selves" it's not funny please stop.
    Leo231 Leo231 13-15, M 5 Responses Jun 16

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