Bully and Understanding Suicide

Can we get this straight for once?

Suicide is not some simple activity that people do when they’re in a shitty situation

To say bullied kids commit suicide SOLELY BECAUSE OF the bully is garbage. It takes more than that.

It takes an environment, a total darkness that seems impenetrable.

For bullied kids this environment consists not only of bullies, but those who allow it to take place, the complete lack of support, a sense of alienation, and sometimes a mental predisposition toward some mental illness such as depression.

So what support are we giving to bullied kids? What are we doing at our schools to promote an environment that discourages bullying?

And I do not mean to take the position that we should arrest bullies and send them to jail. Recidivism rates are such that this not only makes no sense but may be worse for the child in question.

So let us please respect the dead enough to say that it was not just getting bullied.

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