i think suicidal people are just angels that want to go home.
hi as an actually suicidal person can you please shove this romanticized bullshit back up your ass? Thanks.
None of you stopped to consider whether the sixteen-year-old who wrote the original post might have suicidal feelings herself. A quick look at her profile page suggests that she may well do.
Her blog is now littered with anons telling her to “fuck off,” telling her she’s “stupid” and putting her down. How do you think that makes her feel? Did it even occur to you that an ordinary, flawed human wrote that post?
Her life and her wellbeing are worth no less than yours.
I, too, found this romanticism of suicide corny and not that helpful, but that’s just me. This girl is sixteen years old. Don’t act like you knew everything at sixteen, or even now. Don’t act like your way of coping is the only way worthy of empathy. That’s what I hate about this website - it claims to be a “safe space” for vulnerable young people, yet if one vulnerable young person doesn’t adhere to another’s specific criteria it’s apparently fine to overlook the struggles they might be facing and treat them like a lesser human being. I find Tumblr toxic, aggressive and counter-productive at times, and this is a prime example of why.
I was suicidal. I have a lifelong illness and still deal with the symptoms from time to time. One of the biggest obstacles to my recovery was, and is, other people delegitimising my worldview like there’s only one acceptable way to experience a mental health issue. Mental health is extremely diverse and can be affected by a variety of factors, and it’s different for everyone.
She’s placed her two cents on a public forum, and you’re welcome to respond with your own feelings on that… but there’s never any need to be flat-out nasty. We’re all living our own narrative, we all have problems, we all could do with each other’s support dealing with those problems.