Posts tagged Suicide
Posts tagged Suicide
Here’s my thoughts right off the bat — while these images might be upsetting to some people, in our gun-soaked culture, why not show the results of firing a gun? This kind of scene is shown nightly on network television and in graphic detail in movies. Granted, the lighting isn’t as pretty and there’s no immediate cutaway in real life, but if we’re going to celebrate the right to own and carry weapons, why not show the results? Doesn’t this naturally follow from a 24 hour news cycle, where everything is sensationalized and nothing is truly discussed?
To me, this is like the prohibition on showing flag-draped caskets. God forbid we see the results of war and weapons. In a bizarre way, it almost feels reminiscent of the end of Fahrenheit 451 — only the man was not killed by police. In the book, a stand in for Guy Montag is killed live on television. Shep Smith apologized, but I’m not sure there’s much to apologize for here, other than sensationalizing the chase itself. The airing of the man’s suicide was not stopped by their delay.
And why should it be? Regardless of the delay, the victim is still dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The car chase and suicide happened publicly. That this man sought a permanent way out — along with thousands of other Americans each year — should offend our delicate sensibilities more than what Fox News aired today.
Feel free to disagree or agree, or discuss. Perhaps I’m a cynic.
Forty-two year-old Simone Back announced her intention to commit suicide in a status update on Facebook—and not one of her over 1,000 Facebook friends reached out in person to help.
According to the Daily Mail, Back, who committed suicide on Christmas Day, wrote in her Facebook status, “Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye everyone.”
What followed was a series of callous posts from some of Back’s Facebook friends. The Telegraph writes, “Some of the Facebook friends posted messages calling her a liar and one said it was ‘her choice’. Seventeen hours later, police broke down the door of her flat in Montague Street, Brighton, and found her dead.”
I don’t care if your friend posts overly dramatic shit all the time. When a person posts something specific, you don’t mock them. You never know when someone is serious or not - especially if you don’t know them well. Attempt to contact the person in crisis and call the police. I have friends who are cops, and they’d much rather respond to a live person and do a welfare check, possibly transporting them to the hospital, versus responding to a call of someone dead and needing transport to the morgue.
This is my state. For fuck’s sake…
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.
“So take heart, and have hope, and please remember that your life is valuable, and that you are not alone. Many people are standing with you and sending you their thoughts, their prayers and their strength. Count me among them. Take care of yourself.”
Hillary Clinton’s message to the LGBT Youth.
If I already didn’t have a cool mom, I would want you to be my mom. You can be my mentor though.
P.S. Could you please share this quote with President Obama:
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Bishop Desmond Tutu
Please, if you’re religious, pray. If not, send positive energy to Laramie, Wyo. tonight. One of our GLBTQ community members needs your support. We fervently hope not to see another name on that tragic list of late. So please, just hope. Reblog this. I believe in the power of a community pulling for one person. Tonight, I am asking you for help on behalf of one person in Laramie, but I know there’s many others out there - even tonight - feeling alone.
If there’s any of you out there feeling alone tonight, you’re not. We are in Laramie, but we are also everywhere. If you need to talk, reach out to the Tumblr community. I answer every message. Call the Trevor Project at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR. They also have LiveChat.
Please reblog and spread this around. October 20th is only a week away!!
A pleasantly large number of people are doing this at my university :)
Already have my outfit. :’)
I need to get something purple. But it’s worth it.