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Too many suicides and attempts
By Mykayla Martin


September 08, 2009

I know grief can be hard and sometimes you need someone to blame for such a tragedy but the only person responsible for a suicide is the person hurting them self. I feel this is the easy way out. There is always another or better option. Our community is so close and knowing the impact some of these kids had on it, they should have more than enough people to turn to for help and guidance, before resulting in death. You can't blame anyone other than the one hurting themselves.

If the same two people have the same exact problems and one of them kills themselves that doesn't mean that person had someone to blame, it means they either had way too much guilt or was unable to handle all the problems surrounding them. Suicide is not and will NEVER be someone else's fault besides the one taking their own life. Don't ever feel sorry for them or blame yourself because while they make their pain go away they are hurting everyone else. You can ask yourself over and over "Why it happened?" but you will never know.

I'm 17 years old and there's been way too many suicides and attempts in my school that hopefully this helps people realize suicide should not be an option. I am not trying to upset people or further their grieving process.

If you or someone you know is thinking about hurting yourself please seek help, there are lots of resources out there ie; counselor, hotline, friends and family.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ones effected with all these tragedies.

Mykayla Martin
Ketchikan, AK


Received September 03, 2009 - Published September 08, 2009


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