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I Hate How People Treat Suicide Like It Is A Joke

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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, 2014

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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 think about suicide all the time.

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

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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 4 Responses Jan 18

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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 5 days ago

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    I have had depression

    and issues with self harm for 6 years now this year is the first year my parents noticed the scars/ cuts on my arm... At first they were upset then my mom started joking around every time she would see me upset and say "oh are you gonna go cut your wrist now" or things like "if...
    AngelinaMilano AngelinaMilano 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    One of my best friends overdosed one night,

    but thank God she lived. She's depressed and suicidal, but she's slowly getting help one step at a time, and I'm just so thankful for that. I really love her, and just wouldn't want a world without her.
    SleepyGamers SleepyGamers 13-15, T Jan 17

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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, 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 7 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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, 2014

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

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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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    Non of the times I've tried have been

    successful. I should just man up and do it again.
    CherryBlossom000 CherryBlossom000 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 19

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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, 2014

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    Someone tells me to go kill myself one more

    time I swear to God I'll do it...
    Ashthewolf7601 Ashthewolf7601 13-15, F 9 Responses Jan 17

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 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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    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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    im2hot2bemo im2hot2bemo 18-21, F 14 hrs 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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 18

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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, 2014

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    Hi. My name is Cat and I am seventeen years old.

    I have tried to kill myself four times and so far have not been successful. I think that people shouldn't be overly judgemental and criticize people because they have a mental illness. I have psychosis NOS, ADHD, and depression to name a few of the ones that I have.
    Catemily7797 Catemily7797 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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...
    killthecucumber killthecucumber 22-25, T 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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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    To be honest if it was a real suicide then it's

    not funny. But if it was fake then I guess it's kinda funny. If anyone disagrees then don't go get mad somewhere else. If you're mad then you're more likely to spew "hate" comments with trolling, cyber-bullying, and threats involved.
    rocketguy19 rocketguy19 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 Dec 13, 2014

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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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    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 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, 2014

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    If you say "kill yourself" jokingly,

    stop. Really. It's not a joke.
    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    I have read a few comments

    that have really upset me. To any older person who is in battle and may want to commit suicide, I urge you to reach out and get help to see things in a different way as your life is worth it. And, to a few of those older people I direct this too, STOP ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE...
    lookingformyminnion lookingformyminnion 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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