lifequake Posted May 23, 2012 Share Posted May 23, 2012 Edit: *Sorry, ladies and gents, I posted to the wrong forum. Mods, please move as needed * How do you feel when friends or strangers joke about suicide? So many people I know say things like, "If I fail this test, I am going to commit suicide." Or they say, "I would have to kill myself if...". I'm not an up-tight gal, but sometimes this makes me feel sad and/or irked. Tonight my roommate was annoyed that I wouldn't tell her a secret about a mutual friend, so she sent me an e-mail saying, "don't worry. 1-800-SUICIDE." I assume she was joking, indicating that she would kill herself if I didn't tell her the secret. I did not find it funny. I know that she was kidding, but I eventually walked away and started crying. I lost a friend to suicide one year ago, and I, myself, struggle with suicidal ideation on a daily basis. The reason I was hanging out with this roommate in the first place was because I was feeling unsafe! *sigh* I can only hope/pray/desire that this roommate would never EVER have to know what it feels like to call that hotline after an attempt or to feel so painfully hopeless. Thanks for reading and/or sharing your thoughts. Peace. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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