Earlier today I found out that a freshman girl from my school had committed suicide last night. The cause? Bullies. This girl had been bullied so much that she felt like there was no way out, no help for her, so she left the world.
Things like this really bother even when I don’t personally know the person because I just never understood how people could hurt one person so much that they would feel that way. I just have to take a step back from everything and think “Am I like that too? Am I causing pain on someone?” I’m sure I’ve hurt people before, maybe not in a super cruel way or with the intentions of seriously hurting them, but I know that there have been times where I, too, have made fun of someone.
I encourage you to step back and think about that too. Also, I encourage you to apologize to someone that you have hurt in the past, even it’s just a simple text. Anything will make that person feel better, and prevent something much worse from possibly happening in the future.
Most suicides can be prevented. If you know of anyone who is considering or is planning suicide, please get them help. Go to a trusted adult, counselor, pastor, anyone and tell them. No one deserves to be bullied at all, especially to the point of suicide. If you know of any bullying, please report it.