Reading about the Rutgers University student really saddens me. The desperation that it takes to commit suicide is overwhelming to even think about. To come to the conclusion that there is no other option but to end one’s life is a lonely road. Despite the inconsiderate cause of this event, suicide is by definition “killing one’s SELF.” No else is responsible for your own actions.
There is always a way out even is that way out is to sit still and ride it out. It will get better over time. I am not a super religious person but one of my favorite scriptures in the bible says “…the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compare to the blessings that shall be rendered…” Romans 8:18. I found this to be true in every instance in my life where I felt overwhelmed. Yes it was absolutely horrible during, but after I felt like “I’m glad that’s over” or “That wasn’t that bad.”
Parents, this is why it important to have great communication with your kids. Kids that feel that unconditional love are more open to come to you and deal with their hard time and do drastic things that can’t be reversed. Disclaimer: IN NO WAY AM I BLAMING THE PARENTS FOR SUICIDE. Im just stated what I feel could assist in avoid the situations. If they know they have that support system at home. They are less likely to buckle under peer pressure and more likely to succeed in positive endeavors.
Gay teens, there are too many of us out the closet living successful lives in this day in time. You know you are not alone. Yes there will be discrimination just like with racism but you can be happy and successful while being openly LGBT. Don’t give them the power in your life. Take it back. You life is YOURS. Cherish it and love whoever you want to love. DO NOT KILL YOURSELF. Their opinions are not worth you dying.
- Rutgers Student Possibly Jumped To His Death After 2 Students Broadcast Him Having Gay Sex Online (queerty.com)
- Tyler Clementi’s Story Unfolded Online, But Offers Real Life Lessons (towleroad.com)
- A FOURTH Suicide! Gay 19 Y.O. College Student Kills Himself After Hidden Camera Broadcasts Him Having Sex Over The Internet (perezhilton.com)