So You Care About Suicide

suicide-2347543_1920Do you?

Facebook says “someone is always listening” but no one has answered their phone in ten years.

Shall I text you then?

“I’m thinking of killing myself.”

Will you roll your eyes and think “god, this bitch so dramatic.”

I’ll come to your house?

Well, you won’t answer the door because your house is a mess, as usual.

Do I flag down cars on the street?

No, that will hold up traffic and everyone just wants to get home.

So you care about suicide… hm. Tell me again how you care about suicide.

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68 thoughts on “So You Care About Suicide

  1. A lot of people seem to care a lot about celebrity suicides, after, and much of that seems tainted with schadenfreude of the “see how the mighty are fallen” variety.

    “But you know I predicted it; I knew he had to fall
    How did it happen? I hope his suffering was small.
    Tell me every detail, for I’ve got to know it all,
    And do you have a picture of the pain?”
    [Phil Ochs – Crucifixion]

    It is too easy to “care” only when it is too late.

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  2. A person has the right to end their life, they didn’t ask to be born, they don’t have to endure if they don’t want to, I’m sorry but I believe that with all my heart. 🙂

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  3. Amen. And since I’m notorious for pretending I’m not home because my house is a disaster or I have not brushed my hair or a combo of that, I’ve made a mental note to at least make sure it’s not a suicidal person knocking. All jokes aside- people talk the talk but they do more judging than helping. We living in times when selfies are a tool used in search of approval and self acceptance. It doesn’t get any worse.

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  4. It is so vital to let those you care about know that they matter, this is particularly true with ones close to you that suffer from mental illness. Don’t discount the pain and anguish that can bury them surprisingly without notice.

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  5. Hi, my buddy Blake runs a foundation called
    ‘Objective” that’s dedicated to ending veteran and other suicide simply by providing someone to talk to at all times. Look it up, there’s some great info on there-

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  6. I took a young student seriously (I was a substitute teacher at the time) when she talked about committing suicide. I followed her after class as she avoided my beckoning her name. She ended up in the library, sat down, and I talked with her for almost an hour. I encouraged her to go to the counselor. A year later, a teacher asked me if I remembered her, and I said yes. She told this teacher that if I hadn’t talked to her, she would have committed suicide like a classmate had done that year. Always take threats seriously when you overhear outward cries such as this. I am here for anyone who needs to talk. Just write me and I will get back in touch with you…

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  7. It really depends on the person who says that. I once had a friend who always came up with the weirdest stories of what was wrong with her – she even faked a pregnancy once (bear in mind she was a teenager at the time). After that, I stopped believing her. So when she told me she had problems with her bowels I thought: “yeah right” and didn’t so much as blink in her direction.

    That ONE time it turned out to be true, though! I felt so bad about myself.

    If I fear a friend is really in distress, I’ll answer the phone, jump in my car and go over there immediately. Or open my house to them.

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  8. Yup, I hate those “always listening posts”. I literally posted that my happiest 3 word sentence was “my last breath”, online, 2 days before I attempted suicide. Two people ‘liked’ it, one said “i love you” and another made a joke about how it should have been someone else’s last breath. I’m not even an unpopular person, I never post stuff like that online… and still no one was listening.


  9. Suicide survivor here, I was in divorce hell and thought life was over back then. I wish I would have reached out to people. Since that day in 2014 anytime I see a troubling post from a friend I immediately reach out to them!

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  10. Then they’ll call you “selfish” or “cowardly” if you do end your life. It’d It’s all just words to me it’s easy to say you care, but but the fact is that people really don’t, at least not until it’s too late.

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  11. Thing is when I feel like shit, and just before I ‘let go’, it’s not so much that I don’t have someone to talk to, but more of I really don’t know how to talk to people. My head is ‘noisy’ but even when I attempt to talk all I can come up with is calm and collected. Does that make sense?

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