There are 8 billion people on the planet

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

Facts About Suicide – The CDC

  • 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.



I am going to have to start off with not only a trigger warning, but reveal a little about myself…A faux pas about myself if you will.

I watch UK (United Kingdom) soap operas…I know…It’s tragic! Please do not hate me…

Videos Nashville GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

There’s one in particular, Coronation Street, that has been absolutely moving lately. One of the main loved male characters David was raped by another male. Another character Aidan killed himself and now they are dealing with the ramifications of that. It wasn’t actually clear that Aidan had killed himself. The last episode was of him crying at the end, but you don’t see any bottles of pills or anything like that.

Although the episodes have been upsetting since. It’s been great in the respect that they are bringing men’s issues to light. Men do get raped, men do struggle with mental anxiety and sometimes even more so than women! If you follow the hashtags #Let’sTalk and #ItOkayNotToBeOkay…You can find more about it. I am so happy that they did these story lines. I do believe that men tend to struggle with mental health issues worse than women, mainly because of whole “manly” thing.

Triple H Wrestling GIF by WWE - Find & Share on GIPHY

*Please Know Men* It’s alright to talk…If you trying to talk and you don’t think your friends will let you…Get yourself some better friends and reach out! #ItsOkayNotToBeOkay

This or That? #53


This or That? #54

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

Do you think that some books should have trigger warnings?

I have to say that I 100% feel like that some books should come with a trigger warning, even the books that you know have your trigger issues in them, should still come with a warning. Even with some fiction books I’ve read, people have based them on real events or real issues. Take one of Jodi Picoults books. I love her and love her books, but a lot of her books are done with a lot of research and speaking with people who are experts in the field and people who have really experienced these issues. “My Sisters Keeper” for example, both the movie and the books. I’m sure people have gone through these types of scenarios before.

If you haven’t experienced a Jodi Picoult book before, and not realised how much effort and time she takes into these issues. It could be possibly be a very big shock to them to see so much detail and accuracy. Especially if you get someone who recommends the book as you are also going through the same issues, who may not realise how much of a trigger it’ll be.