Trigger Warning : Suicide
So I an deactivating my Twitter in about 24 hours. I just came across this topic, that out of all, really just made me mentally tired.
When people don’t want to take responsibility for their hate, and help to create a suicidal person even more so. You have to be a sociopath. If you want to get involved with complete strangers, be an adult and take some responsibility. Brianna Gheys murderers were charged with a hate crime and now it’s coming out that Eden Knight was sent back to Saudi Arabi, and forcibly made to detransition.
Not a single TERF has shown any compassion for either girl.
I saw a post though, where a TERF was saying that people placing the blame on them, was manipulative and emotional abuse. And they don’t have to put up with it. I told them they do and then blocked them. I couldn’t even be bothered dealing with them. What also made me angry was a twit saying because she choose not to commit suicide, that means it’s a choice.
There are 8 billion people on this planet.
If you have a trigger about suicide, now is a good time to turn away.
Suicide rates increased 30% between 2000–2018, and declined in 2019 and 2020. Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States,3 with 45,979 deaths in 2020. This is about one death every 11 minutes.3 The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2020, an estimated 12.2 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.4
- 8.6 Australians die every day by suicide. That’s more than double the road toll (ABS, 2022).
- 75% of those who take their own life are male (ABS, 2022).
- An unknown number of Australians attempt suicide every year, with some estimates suggesting this figure may be over 65,000 (Slade et al, 2009).
Data and statistics – Lifeline, Australia
- 115 people die by suicide in the UK every week – with 75% of those deaths being male (ONS)
- 1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts (NHS Digital)
- 1 in 14 people self-harm (NHS Digital)
- 1 in 15 people attempt suicide (NHS Digital)
Champion Health, UK – Suicidal thoughts statistics: 2023
When I was younger…so much younger than today. I did have a dark thought at one moment in time. I was very angry and very alone in the world. Luckily for me, I had a dog. S I can sit here and say that I made a choice to not do anything. But was I being suicidal? Probably not. Because I know choosing suicide is not a choice. I was an overly emotional teenager. However, its why we do have to be careful with them. Listen to them, properly.
Suicide is not a choice.
I know it’s a horrible thing to talk/write about. But we have to…not “normalise” it, but, more be open to having difficult conversations with loved ones. If you don’t know how, be honest and go get help together.
Again, there are 8 billion people on this planet. You “choosing” to not commit suicide, isn’t the same for the other 8 billion people on this planet.