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I Know Someone Who Committed Suicide

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,175 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...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Nov 30, 2013

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    Nobody Knew Why.. - A few years back now my Cousin who was only in his very early 20s was found by his family, hanging in the shed. No note, nothing, not even a hint that he was...
    Ultimatedorktroid Ultimatedorktroid 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    My Brother Committed Suiside - So every since my best friend died yesterday my brothers been in my mind also. I was 9 when he killed himself. He was 16 almost 17. We are full...
    JBJordan JBJordan 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    2 Days Ago - She commuted suicide 2 days ago leaving behind her 5 year old son. I know what she went through I knew what was going on in her mind but I never thought she'd come to...
    Thegirlyawesomegirl Thegirlyawesomegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    She Died, I Didn't Even Know Her, And It Tore My World Apart. - I had some really close friends, and they were both guys. They were cousins, and then one one of their moms died...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2013

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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...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2011

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    You've Shaped Me. - When I was young someone that I loved killed themselves. I still don't talk about it. It still affects me everyday. I can sill see her face when I close my eyes...
    evilnotshy evilnotshy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    3 people I've known directly - the most recent was just back in December. Since December, another 3 people who were 1-2 degrees of separation from me (friends of friends).
    salix75 salix75 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Well, I was in boot camp at Great Lake naval station. There was this recruit I knew, 5 days prior to this he was caught having x with another recruit in our division. He was...
    hippygod1 hippygod1 18-21, M Dec 17, 2013

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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...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Lol - Wouldn't it be 'knew' someone? Since they're dead and all. "I knew someone who has committed suicide" hahaha
    waterlillies83 waterlillies83 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Samuel - My best friend's brother Samuel killed himself in police custody. He had been arrested because being a Native Australian he could be riotous, he let off steam a lot. He...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Sep 13, 2013

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    I Know Several People Who C... - I know several people who committed suicide. One was my brother, one my sister in law and two cousins.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Tina - 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...
    divinetriangle divinetriangle 31-35, F 1 Response May 3, 2008

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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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    Two years back, I was in a mental hospital. I met a lot of people there and was welcomed as soon as I arrived. They were all friendly and became a second family to me, full of...
    nicolynn nicolynn 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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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...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Catherine - 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...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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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...
    sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 8 Responses 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...
    KingSnarky KingSnarky 61-65, M 4 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    Without A Touch - When I think of my friend Twitch(to protect identities).........I just, it's hard to look back and believe you missed the signs. Especially when they were never a...
    Lex8track Lex8track 22-25, M Sep 14, 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...
    SutureMyHeart SutureMyHeart 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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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...
    Dannimonique Dannimonique 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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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...
    LostNick LostNick 22-25, M 8 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    My ex boy friend Chris was bipolar and a meth addict and that combination drove him to shoot himself in the chest he died instantly they said! It was a very long time ago but I...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Just this week someone I know and cared about committed suicide. "Committed" is a word that's usually followed by "a crime" which is why it's perfect to go in front of the word...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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...
    ABetterMe1Day ABetterMe1Day 16-17, F 13 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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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...
    ashgarbs ashgarbs 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    I will always remember Zech...
    gilllung gilllung 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Suicide is never the solution. It's egotistical. So many people suffer - parents, friends and partners. Why end your own pain to cause other people a life time of guilt and...
    oslo1967 oslo1967 46-50 3 Responses Mar 30

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    My Mom - She was depressed for so long but when I was a kid I never understood, and when she had to go to the hospital I thought she was just sick. She died almost a year ago and I...
    disneys disneys 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21, 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...
    sandunguera sandunguera 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Rip - My brother had one friend through the thick and thin, his best friend, over the years I got to know him a little, and he seemed to be fine. When I got the call from my family...
    ckoscica ckoscica 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    X Boyfriend - The guy I dated before the last X killed himself less than a year after we broke up.  He had broken up with his next girlfriend, his mom would not let him...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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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...
    sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 3 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    In Memory Of Dusty. - I had a friend that I knew in elementary school. She had as an active imagination as I did growing up, and I still remember some of the games of "house" that...
    Wistina Wistina 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 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...
    Lilg7 Lilg7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Tonight, A Good Friend Of Mine Killed Himself. - I've been insanely sick lately, so around 7-8pm I laid down to get some rest. At 8:43pm I woke up to my phone going off, it was my...
    ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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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...
    vrio85 vrio85 26-30 10 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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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...
    nacfoss nacfoss 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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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...
    Deee1930 Deee1930 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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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...
    amstevens23 amstevens23 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    My friend's brother committed suicide summer of his sophomore year. His family has never been the same:(
    SchamDea3398 SchamDea3398 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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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...
    runawaynumber6 runawaynumber6 13-15 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    hmmmmm i only said hi to him a couple of times but my cousins ex bf killed himself a few weeks ago its really not something that should be swept under the rug but you cant tell all...
    bv1986 bv1986 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Nikki - 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...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    A Body Hanging In A Tree - When I got home from work this morning at 5 AM there was a ladder faintly visible standing in the shadows under a tree in the front yard right across the...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Oct 6, 2013

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    Im haunted by the sight of seeing my friend take suicide
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I actually dont know anyone close to me who committed suicide but i do know this one girl who will do it tomorrow yes that girl, is me... Ive nervous but im prepared, i dont know...
    Xcinderella Xcinderella 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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