anti sucide

I watched the entirety of 13 Reasons Why, starting out of pure curiosity, but completing the series due to a glimmer of a hope that the message would somehow become more positive and comforting, for victims especially. I have concluded that this show isn’t healthy for victims to watch. It perpetuates age old stereotypes of mental illness, portraying suicide as something selfish, just a cry for attention. It’s core message is a reminder that actions have consequences, but that knowledge is already ingrained in us all. It doesn’t seem to offer anything new to the discussion. The scenes of popular discussion were nauseatingly graphic. In my opinion, this show is dangerous and encourages martyrdom, and its been showcased and marketed to those who are most vulnerable. It feels like a dagger in my heart to see so many people posting about it on social media, speaking of how “13 Reasons Why helped them to understand depression”, preaching about how to help others when I recognize them as some of my bullies, some of  they have most likely never actually experienced clinical depression and suicidal idealizations. It puts a rosy lens on suicide. They focus on the romantic aspects: the star-crossed lovers, the relationship that could never be.

I think it spreads the opposite message it should be spreading. If the creators truly cared about their audience, they would not provide such a hopeless outlook on recovery and such unneeded, graphic scenes.

Hi, I’m really sorry to bother but I’m extremely worried about Bri (voltron-and-chill67). The anti-shipper that has been harassing her just posted this a little while ago. Is there a way we can contact Tumblr staff about their suicidal thoughts?

There is. I’m sure you’re familiar with the report function, and you can report a Tumblr user as a danger to themselves. This will alert the staff and resources can be sent their way.

But beyond just doing that, and don’t get me wrong I’m not singling you out here because you haven’t done anything wrong, you know what we can do? Not tell people to kill themselves. Not trivialize it when they say they’ve tried or will try. Or how about we just don’t take fandom and made up characters SO FUCKING SERIOUSLY? Look, I don’t give a single fuck what your thoughts on otayuri are. I don’t care if you’re an anti or one of the biggest shippers on this website. This, what’s happening? This is toxic. I almost lost a friend last night to this toxicity. I almost relapsed myself because of it. In fact, several of our mutual friends were in a similar headspace as me. In other words, much as I love her and was beyond worried about her, and as glad as I am that she’s okay, Brianna wasn’t the only one that could have been a victim here.

Because of one asshole who thought that trivializing suicide because of two made up characters was a good idea.

I’ve been lucky enough not to get antis on my blog, and I’m sure that after posting this, I’ll be getting some, but my point still stands. Otayuri, or any other ship for that matter, is not worth someone’s life.

“Experts advise against…describing a suicide in graphic detail, which studies have shown can lead to suicide contagion or ‘copycat’ suicides.”

Enough said, really.

I refuse to watch 13 Reasons Why for a plethora of reasons, but the fact that the issues of self harm and suicide were so poorly dealt with is probably the most significant.

The creators of the show supposedly met and discussed the production with mental health experts, and didn’t heed ANY of their warnings or advice. Sure, the show is opening up the conversation about mental illness and suicide, but it is halting the progress of the viewers who are recovering. The graphic scenes trigger raw and emotional feelings, causing them to resurface, bringing the viewer right back to that time in their lives. Even people with no history of mental illness are reporting that the show has caused them to think more about self harm and suicide.

Depiction of suicide in this form is yet another way the media glamorizes and romanticizes the act. A mental illness is not an accessory, and suicide is not the easy way out. Normalizing depression and suicide is harmful to those who have not experienced the thoughts or emotions they’re associated with. Mental illness needs to be dealt with cautiously in the media, and audiences need to be shown that these disorders can be overcome. There is always help in the times you need it most.

Trigger warning or not, the cinematic portrayals of certain events in 13 Reasons Why are extremely damaging. If you have any history whatsoever of mental illness or suicidal thoughts/tendencies, I strongly encourage you to avoid watching the series. It’s not worth jeopardizing your progress just to try to keep current with the latest pop culture trend.

Read the full article from which the excerpt was taken here: https://www.google.com/amp/www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-13-reasons-why-depicts-suicide-20170417-story,amp.html

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
(24/7 assistance)

“Suicide Squad is just bad. It’s ugly and boring…” -Richard Lawson

Wait a minute. Richard Lawson? You mean the Richard Lawson?!? The same Richard Lawson that displays a deep understanding of comic book characters and their history in his famous write-ups such as:

Lolz. This is why none of this matters. Suicide Squad is not for you Richard Lawson, it’s for me. Go home, please. In the mean time, I’m gearing up for the time of my life! If you were excited for this movie yesterday, you should still be excited today. If you were Richard Lawson yesterday, you should just go home.

The fact that some of you actually have to wish for Lydia’s death in hope that stalia will be endgame is not only disgusting but it’s pathetic. You claim to ‘care’ about Stiles and you say you want him to be happy but you want one of the most important people in his life to ‘kill herself’ might i remind you if Lydia died Stiles ‘would literally go out of his freaking mind’ i mean and we all know how considerate Malia is when someone is grieving…*cough,cough s4e1* but if we’re going to be honest here stiles and his jeep have a better chance at being endgame than stalia, hell stiles and a rock have a better chance at being endgame.