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I Know Someone Who Committed Suicide

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,490 People

    I saw someone hang them self.

    I didn't know what they were doing. We were on a trip to Wales, with our school, and one night I woke up when the door creaked. I got out of bed and went to see who it was. I saw the bathroom door close so I looked in there to see one of my friends tying a rope around his neck...
    theDoomProject theDoomProject 13-15, M Apr 24, 2014

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    A girl I saw every day,

    who struck me as absolutely gorgeous the first time I saw her, and every time after, died the night before last. It started because her boyfriend went to jail overnight for possession of marijuana, and she refused to give up his mother's phone number to anyone so that she...
    Isafae Isafae 18-21, F May 7, 2014

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    One of my bestfriends all through high school

    that I actually dated for like a month when I was a junior took his life yesterday by stepping in front of a semi. He always made life a little more fun for me and I'll miss him for the rest of my life. I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that he's gone.
    TomarkLove TomarkLove 18-21, F Aug 23, 2014

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    I will never forget him.

    I won't understand why he wanted to die. He was one of the kindest people in the world. Hell, he loved me more than my own blood did. It was horrible seeing him mentally decaying, unable to help him because he keeps pushing everyone away. Then one day he just didn't show up...
    Musicthataltersyou Musicthataltersyou 18-21, M Aug 6, 2014

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    "She will not come out of her room" her mother

    cried to me on the other end of the phone that fate full day so many years ago...... A month before this sad day....seeing how she was....She struggled, she fought with herself inside. she would be happy with her friends who were close, to make them feel good, but heart...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    I'm mad at him. My brother quit

    and left me with anger, resentment, and grief. Thanks a lot **** head.
    justmeandmydreams justmeandmydreams 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    Selfish?

    I know several people that has attempted suicide and a few that has succeed that purpose. Some of them I can accepted the fact of ending their lives because of mental illness. I am not saying that is an excuse but I do understand. She was young and already had three kids before...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    John

    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 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    May 2nd, 2011

    Its a day I play over and over again in my head. Its the day I lost my older brother, I lost my role model. The day I would never be the same again. Ever. He took his life in Virgina. Norfolk to be exact. He was going into his 7th year in the Navy. He just resigned to a new...
    ashgarbs ashgarbs 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    Another f*cking death.

    .. Another funeral... Another scar on my body? Probably.
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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    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 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    Where Do They Go?

    What are your beliefs on where people go when they commit suicide?
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I Lost My Adam Two Weeks Ago...

    I don't know where to begin. I lost my boyfriend Adam two weeks ago he took his life with a shotgun to his mouth. I found him dead on his living room floor the morning  he did it. I am sufferinng everyday because of it. I don't know why he did it i didnt even expect it I saw him...
    vrio85 vrio85 26-30 9 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    One girl in middle school,

    and then another in high school. The girl from middle school (I don't want to name names out of respect) I did not know her well, I just saw her around school. The girl from high school was on my volley ball team. She was really nice. She committed suicide less than a month...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    ILYMatthewEspinosa ILYMatthewEspinosa 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2014

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    Schoolfriend

    He was one of the cleverest people I ever met, getting spectacular grades in all his exams. He was gentle and civilised. He married and had a child. He did not have an unusual name. I had lost touch with him, years before. I read a small story, in a newspaper, of somebody with...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Oct 31, 2008

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    I lost my starr that was her name my beautiful

    mother I will never forget you.
    riddlesmile riddlesmile 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    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 46-50, F Nov 30, 2013

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    This is a weird piece in my history.

    ... I vaguely recall my late father going on about a cousin of his who killed himself by sticking a pillow case/ slip or whatever, over his head , filled with gas. This must have been in the early 70's when folks used to stick their heads in the gas ovens to kill themselves...
    cpthaddock cpthaddock 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Apr 1

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    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...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    It's been 4 years and I still miss him.

    He was my best friend, lover, father to my daughter. I never saw it coming. I still remember the phone call I got from his dad saying "James shot himself" and I said is he in the hospital? And of course the answer was no he is dead. Took awhile me to even comprehend what that...
    justcharbar justcharbar 31-35, F Apr 21, 2014

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    The Governor

    He was a school governor, from a military background. As charming and apparently happy man as I have ever met. Pleasant to everyone. A loving family man, who had cared for his sick wife for some years. Talented and charismatic. He had a deep religious faith. He came down, as...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    My In-Laws

    When I married my wife, she was twenty years younger than me and had five little children. I took her parents out to dinner and after dinner, I asked them for their daughters hand in marriage. Since her parents were only a year older than me, I'm sure they were concerned, but...
    KingSnarky KingSnarky 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    Story #141 Just Got The Call

    My phone rang and I ran to answer it. I was so happy to see on call display that it was my eldest granddaughter. I love her and I am always happy to hear from her. This time, it was not a happy call. She was calling to tell me that her 15 year old sister's boyfriend committed...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    The Worst Week Of My Life

    On September 8th, my best friend, Alice, died of cancer, she had the disease for two years, she was only 12 years old when she died. It hurt so much. I though the pain would never stop. But it wasn't over yet. Three days later, her brother, and my boyfriend. Committed suicide...
    runawaynumber6 runawaynumber6 13-15 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    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 22-25, M 8 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    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 16-17, F 13 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    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...
    Lilg7 Lilg7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    I think all suicidal people are just Angels

    wanting to return home...But to someone that 'angel' is their home.
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F Jan 28

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    "Why did you have to go?

    I'd give up my eyes, to see you one last time. And I'd give all my fingertips to touch you, And I could paint you picture perfect, Even if I were blinded. But you had to die, for me to see how to live." Picture Perfect - Escape the Fate
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    I got a call last night from my husband telling

    me someone we knew (he knew him a little better then me) hung himself. It's so sad, a successful suicide means he really wanted to die. I wish people who were on the verge would call me, I know what it's like to want to die and it sucks, but things will get better one day and...
    thefeels21 thefeels21 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    I just don't understand

    why someone commit suicide. God gave us a free will to know what's best for us. Our life is precious and we are created with purpose. I can't imagine how someone to do it without thinking about their love ones. Rest in peace my X step son. We sure will Miss you.
    Yojj13 Yojj13 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    Please answer your phone.

    .. I'm really starting to worry... I can't lose you too. :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    On EP he was my friend

    and I was helping him stop cutting I knew that he committed suicide yesterday . It was horrible .he posted a suicide letter when he was ding and after that his friend posted the the was found dead by his mother . :( but I found out too late .
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    I found out on Sunday

    that an acquaintance of mine had committed suicide on Saturday afternoon...we weren't close friends, but when you have as few friends as I do to begin with, everyone counts. He used to live in my apartment building, which is how I met him. He had been through an alcohol rehab...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I Can't Get It Off My Mind..

    This morning I was woken up by a text message from my boyfriend (he's out of state working) he said his sister sent him a text at 2am saying that their cousin shot himself. Of course, I was shocked to hear. especially because i didnt know he was suicidal. He has a girlfriend, 2...
    amstevens23 amstevens23 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I'm in Girl Scouts at my school,

    and this is a combination of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Since eighth graders are allowed to be president and vice pres. of the troop, my friend and I took the positions. But anyways, a girl in 7th grade was there, and she seemed totally fine. She was always happy and...
    Shadowspider15 Shadowspider15 13-15, F Apr 17, 2014

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    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

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