Cognitive Dissonance

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A 19-year-old Oakland University student took his own life on campus Tuesday.OU police said the death of sophomore Corey Jackson from Warren is still under investigation.The Oakland County medical examiner’s office confirmed that Jackson’s death had been ruled a suicide.”Any death in the campus community diminishes us all. We know there will be no quick antidote for the pain that Corey’s sudden death has caused, and that only time can heal the sorrow felt by his family and friends,” said Oakland University President Gary Russi in an e-mail to students. “In our mourning, I am hopeful that we will not focus on the manner of Corey’s death, but rather celebrate the life he lived and the people he touched.”
Jackson’s family said he recently revealed to them that he was a homosexual, and that they believe he was bullied over his sexual orientation. They think the bullying led him to commit suicide.

No more. This is what today was about - bringing attention to what happened before he ended his life.

A 19-year-old Oakland University student took his own life on campus Tuesday.OU police said the death of sophomore Corey Jackson from Warren is still under investigation.The Oakland County medical examiner’s office confirmed that Jackson’s death had been ruled a suicide.”Any death in the campus community diminishes us all. We know there will be no quick antidote for the pain that Corey’s sudden death has caused, and that only time can heal the sorrow felt by his family and friends,” said Oakland University President Gary Russi in an e-mail to students. “In our mourning, I am hopeful that we will not focus on the manner of Corey’s death, but rather celebrate the life he lived and the people he touched.”

Jackson’s family said he recently revealed to them that he was a homosexual, and that they believe he was bullied over his sexual orientation. They think the bullying led him to commit suicide.

No more. This is what today was about - bringing attention to what happened before he ended his life.

Filed under homophobia bullying GLBTQ GLBTQ Rights Suicide suicide is not the answer No more

  1. aceface905 reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Literally close to home—I used to live a block from OU.
  2. spiral-princess-peach reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Heartbreaking. It especially hits home because OU is in my backyard and I would almost guarantee that I have friends who...
  3. chickenbonewatt reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Oakland County, Michigan. That’s my hometown, my stomping grounds from way back. It was really upsetting to see that...
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  5. takeoff-yourshoes reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    When I read about this after school, it just… tore me apart. I can’t take this anymore. We can’t take this anymore.
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