everybody condoning suicide right now, just shut the fuck up. Someone who I usually respect made some post to the tune of condoning suicide, and a bunch of people I am friends with “liked” it. this is very disturbing to me and makes me furious. I was suicidal in high school, ended up going to therapy and taking meds and recovered, and then was hospitalized twice for the same thing in my twenties. I can’t speak for everyone who has suffered this sort of thing, and depression and the desire to end one’s life is infinitely complex and variable from person to person, but hitting the “like” button on a four word sentence on facebook is trivializing and reducing a life to a social media impulse. It’s triggering and it’s disrespectful to your friends who have suffered this sort of thing. Maybe those people have, too, and everyone has a right to express themselves. But responding to one person’s impulsive statement with jokes or a simple thumbs up button just disgusts me. I’m not for stigmatizing suicide victims, but I’m against half assed discussions of mental illness, briefly worded statements that are so loaded and inconsiderate.
I’m sorry this is so badly worded, and maybe i’m guilty of the same thing that made me angry in the first place. This just infuriates me.