I started seeing the art of taking one’s life in a very attractive light, right before Christmas, at the age of 11.
It takes strength to feel the things you do so heavily. I just need you to channel that strength into not an outlet of self-destruction but rather finding a solution.
My only wish was he never met you because maybe then he’d still be alive.
We have this belief that only teenagers and young adults do it. Suicide does not discriminate by age, gender, economic background, and family.
There is a misconception that people who attempt suicide are “just seeking attention” which is definitely false. If someone is suicidal, they are in need of help not judgment.
We need to reassess the way we talk about suicide in the media.
Mark Salling was found dead of apparent suicide at the age of 35 this morning. He was awaiting his sentence after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography late last year.
As an eighth grader Kurt discovered the body of a classmate who had committed suicide by hanging.
I felt responsible for the loss that everyone who knew Austen was feeling.
As unsettling as it may be to watch, it is this commitment to realism that makes 13 Reasons Why essential viewing.