Posts tagged suicide
Posts tagged suicide
Earlier, I uploaded a picture of a man falling off of a bridge, leaving a note that said “I’m going for a walk. If someone gives me a smile, I won’t jump.”
Today, I went for a three mile walk to my boyfriend’s house. On the way, there is a bridge with train tracks underneath.
And I started thinking myself into that man’s shoes. If I got a smile, I wouldn’t think about jumping.
Minutes passed. I was halfway over the bridge, and as much as I smiled to the people who passed me by, I didn’t get one in return. I saw smirks, eye-rolls, and everything in between. But no smile. Nothing.
The world is cruel. And I realized that’s why the man jumped.
More minutes passed and I heard the horn of a train. I saw the smoke, and heard it get closer. My blood started racing. My hands started shaking. But I kept walking, praying for just a smile.
Closer. Closer. The train was a moment from coming into view.
So I veered my body to the wall overlooking the tracks. “Five seconds. It won’t hurt forever.”
And just before the train turned the curb, a young man (maybe in his later 20s) in a small, tan car pulled to a stop beside me. He stopped in the lane, not off to the side, not somewhere off out of the way. And he reached over, rolled his window down, with a smile on his face. “Do you need help sweetheart.?”
I thought for a moment, smiled at him, and shook my head. “No, I’m just fine. Thank you.”
I don’t know who you are,
or why you did what you did.
You didn’t even know my name.
But you saved a life today.
I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.
why on earth doesn’t this have more notes
holy shit this is actually insane
the actual fuck?
oh my fuck that is so insane
holy fuck my head hurts
this is the most interesting thing i’ve ever read.
Take the time to read this, sooooooooo interesting
Meet Jade. She killed herself three days after making this video.. Teenage suicide accounts for 31,000 suicides a year in the U.S, making it the 3rd leading cause of suicide. Worldwide, nearly one million people commit suicide every year.. more than those murdered or killed in war. Think before you say something hurtful to someone else. It may look like they’re okay, but they’re not. Words are more powerful than you think. Repost this not just for Jade, but for every teenager who is going through what she went through. You can help save a life. And wasn’t she just fucking gorgeous?
WORTH THE READ!
I know this is old but…