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I Know Someone Who Committed Suicide

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,744 People

    A Few

    I grew up on Chicago's North Shore. Back when I was in high school, that area was known as the suicide belt.  It is the area that the movie Ordinary People was based on.  In my freshman year there were something like 40 suicides in ours and surrounding towns. Some I knew of...
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    Nov 30, 2013

    My Shrink Committed Suicide

    In this life it is rare that you find someone who you can depend on to give you consistently good advice. Someone who knows everything about you and can advise you because you have shared the darkest details of your life with them....I had someone like that. She was my...
    sandunguera sandunguera
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Apr 15, 2008

    Today my thoughts go out to those heroic members

    that endured Christmas while trying to process a loved one's suicide. I quietly knight you all and pin an invisible Medal of Honour across your chests. I am not even sure there is a lexicon, protocol or rough definition of the odyssey of the suicide survivor. I have...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    Amanda Todd

    Yesterday a girl I knew committed suicide. Her name was Amanda Todd. You can search her on google if you want, she's been in the news and everything. Anyways, they say she killed herself because she was being bullied, because of some video she posted about her story. She was one...
    ABetterMe1Day ABetterMe1Day
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Oct 11, 2012

    My neighbor just commited suicide last Thursday.

    We live out in the middle of no where. Im used to hearing gun shots and didnt think anything of it. A couple hours later I hear sirens from an ambulance. Then I find out later that day that he shot himself with a rifle. He was such a nice man. Every day I would see him go by...
    momof3grls2015 momof3grls2015
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2016

    Suicide doesn't take away the pain,

    it gives it to someone else.
    kolga kolga
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    A girl from my town hung herself this year a

    few months ago. I went to school with her, worked at the same place as her and always saw her in public. In school she was in two classes of mine. She graduated with my sister. She was 20-21 when she committed shocked. Rip Melissa.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    I actually know two people

    who committed suicide. First it was a guy that sat behind me in 7th grade who I talked to every day and had no idea he was planning anything. That was horrible having to go back to class to my seat and him not being behind me pulling my hair anymore. Our whole class went to his...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2016

    You Never Know.

    I received the news last night. A former colleague of mine had passed away. After further questions I soon learned he took his own life. This was a man with a vibrant personality, who really took the time to listen to those around him, and just made you laugh. He had a love...
    Deee1930 Deee1930
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

    My Father.

    I'm 16 years old soon will be turning 17. I lost my father to suicide when I was 14 years old. I never really grieved because the thought of it was so hard to understand, i couldn't rap my mind around it. My father was an amazing man, he was the kind of dad that would joke around...
    nacfoss nacfoss
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2012

    So this kid at my high school committed suicide

    around a few months before school ended. It was a big surprise to everyone at my school since he was pretty popular, had good grades, great family that even one of my teachers said he was close with, & he was on the varsity football & Lacrosse team. "He was so close to...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 26, 2015

    He was in my class when I was back in school

    and I'd say we were on pretty good terms even if we weren't close friends. He was likeable, always willing to help people out, always in a good mood but the most disturbing thing of them all was how stable and mature he seemed. He was really the kind of guy you just expected to...
    D4rkling D4rkling
    26-30, M
    Mar 1, 2016

    my little sister zoey.

    ..I miss her so much!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    Although this happened a long time ago,

    I still wonder why she did.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 23, 2015
    hollygee hollygee
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015


    John was my older brother by six years. At the time of my engagement he had a steady girlfriend who had a child from a previous relationship. John was delighted to be welcomed into the relationship and he showed a serious commitment. In the weeks before my wedding, I moved back...
    perseverer perseverer
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2013


    I met this amazing girl at uni, Sarah. Bouncy, bubbly, hilariously funny, and so kind and caring. If not a bit scatty, probably a few too many drugs in her system, and a bit emotional sometimes. But a heart as good as gold. We became very good friends. We're living together next...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2008

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    sadaccaa sadaccaa
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    I lost my starr that was her name my beautiful

    mother I will never forget you.
    riddlesmile riddlesmile
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

    a friend of mine took his own life a few weeks

    ago. so sad he couldn't see another way out of his addiction and depression
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 18, 2016


    She was a member of my cohort in nursing school.  At the tender age of 23, she sat down on the bathroom floor, jammed the barrel of her boyfriend's rifle in her mouth, and pulled the trigger with her toe.  It was Spring Break and he'd just broken up with her before...
    divinetriangle divinetriangle
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 3, 2008


    My friend Nikki commited suicide on November 24, 2008 at the age of 14. She suffered from depression for about 3 years before it happened, her dad was a psychiatrist as well. I didn't find out that it happened until about a month later because i was out of town and i was crushed...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Mar 12, 2012

    Please answer your phone.

    .. I'm really starting to worry... I can't lose you too. :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    My friend for 7 years shot herself in the head.

    I found out a couple hours after she did it which was a Saturday and I didn't want to believe it at all.She was always sooo happy.We did memorial services for her at school a couple days.She had just moved from Georgia over to Texas away from her mom who made her life hell.School...
    Dannimonique Dannimonique
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2014

    I had a friend in 9th grade named Samuel

    but we called him Sammie 4 short. He was well liked & I met him in my 5th period math class. I bite at math so he used 2 sometimes sit with me during lunch as we waited 4 class 2 start & help me with the problems I didnt get. He didn't say much about his life except that he was...
    SutureMyHeart SutureMyHeart
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

    Yesterday was the 8 year anniversary of my high

    school graduation and my step dads suicide...It still hurts, but I am strong enough to understand everything behind it......it just came at the worst possible moment in my life... I was heading off to college and I had to leave my mom behind, and I was already introverted, and...
    JimmyEH JimmyEH
    26-30, M
    Jun 4, 2015

    I guess the only way to say this is to be blunt.

    About a month ago one of my best friends killed himself. It was pretty brutal and out of the blue. He was having an off day, which was not uncommon for him, then I received a text saying goodbye, and that was that. He had been depressed for the entire time that I knew him, and...
    EnigmaVolt EnigmaVolt
    22-25, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    Trapped In Her Realm - The After Math of Her

    Leaving....... The loneliest tear trickles down a hardened face, that forgotten smile gone as it turns to a frown, rolling all the way down her cheek, "I cannot let it make me weak" she whispers to herself wiping it away...thoughts polluting her mind for that final escape...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    Where Do They Go?

    What are your beliefs on where people go when they commit suicide?
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Nov 25, 2013

    I Like Making People Happy.

    I remember, twice in one month two years ago, I saw in the news that two different people committed suicide and said the same thing. That if just one person had just noticed them that day they would not have done it. So, ever since then I just randomly smile and wave at every...
    LostNick LostNick
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Oct 18, 2013

    I don't really know we're else to put this,

    I was told today about a woman who ended her life,who I've only met a few times in my life,she took something and ended up being kept alive for 5 months,this was a kind person,with a family and they had grand kids,people suspect more things went on behind closed doors,the few...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    It's been a long time ago

    when I was in high school. There was boy that rode my bus. We were in high school. He was kinda popular, I guess. His name was Steve. I remember him & his friend "huffing" stuff on the bus...think that's what you called it then..but I was too shy & insecure back then to...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

    My ex-manager at work.

    First job. He was an alright guy. Never knew he was this troubled. He had signs maybe like admitting he was obese when younger and seeming like he doesn't care a few days before quitting abruptly. I din't know him well or like him as a manager but I wished I had done something...
    gregregre gregregre
    26-30, M
    Jan 28, 2016

    I think all suicidal people are just Angels

    wanting to return home...But to someone that 'angel' is their home.
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2015

    A boy that I went to high school with committed

    suicide yesterday. I didn't know him at all, but it's still a shock to hear that someone you saw every day for 4 years is gone from the world. My entire community is mourning over his death. If you read this and you're feeling suicidal, please do not go through with it. I...
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    My Best Friend.

    I had a friend named Neashay. He was abused by his mother and father all his life. He was 15 at the time he died and I was 14. It happened over two years ago, but he is still in my heart. He had to move with his mom back home to Korea, and he messaged me when ever he could which...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 13, 2012

    Was a co-worker and a good friend.

    He got laid off after moving out of state for the job. Came back to his home state and could not find a job. I spoke to him on a Wednesday, we were supposed to meet for lunch on Friday. He didn't make it that far. I've replayed the conversation hundreds of times in my...
    NJBeachGuy NJBeachGuy
    51-55, M
    Aug 10, 2015

    I'm mad at him. My brother quit

    and left me with anger, resentment, and grief. Thanks a lot **** head.
    justmeandmydreams justmeandmydreams
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    I just found out today

    that a young woman that use to live in the same apartment complex as me committed suicide not that long ago. First off, I was saddened about the news, but not surprised. It was very apparent to everyone who lived in the complex that this woman had a lot of issues. She didn't...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    My mom killed herself in front of me

    when I was 15 said was my fault before she did it she abused me all her life so I would expect nothing less from her I have never felt anything about her death
    unspankablebrat80 unspankablebrat80
    36-40, F
    Dec 6, 2014

    My older brother took his own life 5 months ago.

    There are times that it doesnt feel real then I would try to look for him in the house and realize that I will never find him coz hes gone. It hurts a lot. and it will always hurt. Its a lot harder when you know you weren't able to be there for the person before he left. I wish...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    A girl takes her life away.

    .. silence. She thought noone care for her and what's worse...that she was not good enough. Far from family, feeling left behind by those she loved, decided to suicide. Someone tells me about it a long time after it happened... I am shocked. She was older than me, found her...
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    There was this girl in the town I used to live

    in. She wasn't always the nicest but a lot of the times she was. I wasn't good friends with her, its weird because I watched her from afar in a way. She was popular, she was 13 and had grown up so fast, she dank, smoked and did a whole lot of other stuff too. It was sad. I spoke...
    cristinaluciana cristinaluciana
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

    Ok, so I know I'm a bit young

    for this page but I really need to share my story, ok so about 3 years ago my mom dated a guy named graham, he was the best stepdad a girl could ask for "I'm 12" but anyways as a kid my mom got molested by a foster kid because my grandmother and great grandmother took care of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016
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