My view of the world through words & photos
Like many of you, I heard the story about the school girl who jumped off a bridge and killed herself. Initial stories said she was upset about a shaming punishment her dad gave her. Other stories piled on reasons for her actions: she had been bullied in school, she hadn’t been allowed to run for student council.
This report clarifies that all these reasons were wrong. According to authorities, she left several notes explaining why she was going to kill herself. It seems she was ashamed of things she had done and said on social media; she thought one thing in particular was going to follow her for the rest of her life.
My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. There is no one to blame or shame. This is just an opportunity to share.
When you look at the big picture, rarely are things as bad as you might think right now. And you will be sorely missed by many people.
Before you take drastic action, please reach out to someone…a friend, a family member, a teacher, a co-worker, or someone waiting to answer a call on one of these hotlines: