I’ve been thinking about that anon I got earlier and they said they wanted someone to shoot up their school and that they felt bad for thinking that way and I kinda just wanna say that if you’re struggling with any mental or personal issues, especially if you’re still a teen in school, then maybe taking some breaks from the TCC for some short periods could be a little helpful. Like some people find researching crime and stuff helps them and that’s okay, but if you’re finding yourself wanting to imitate what these criminals/shooters did and you think what they did was right OR you find yourself getting an increased urge to harm someone or yourself then yeah a break every once and a while might be cool.
You can try and find something else to have an interest in or just don’t really focus on anything in particular. I know a lot of people (including myself) who were very young and had joined the TCC while having mental illness and going through puberty and on top of all that dealing with school and personal issues. Some of us use true crime to get away from life’s BS but some might get a little too close to it and start truly looking up to what these killers did and wanting to cause harm to others. This is especially the case in America where you can go to a shopping center and get groceries and a gun all in the same spot. I mean almost every American household has a gun or multiples, and even if you don’t live in the USA there are still ways to get weapons illegally. So I suggest seeking help if you find yourself wanting to imitate a shooting or if you notice you’re showing signs of homicidal/suicidal behavior. I’m not saying you gotta abandon your interest in crime, it’s just that when you’re still growing mentally (usually during high school years) that’s when you really start picking up other people behaviors and mindsets and trying to fit in somehow. I constantly see young teens in the TCC trying to fit in by acting like Eric or Dylan or trying to pretend like they have no empathy for the lives around them, saying things like “humans aren’t worth anything and we should just kill them all”. I’ve seen several people post concerning, and by concerning I mean actual threats on here, and when you talk to them it just turns out that they were having a bad day or they have no one to release this pent up anger and depression to.
Some of these guys mean no harm and are actually crying out or else they wouldn’t post murder plans all over the place. I have yet to notice this type of behavior within other communities, where teens talk about killing others legitimately and carrying out a shooting or murder. Almost everyone grows out of that phase when they’re mature and stuff, but we already had one incident where three people in our community were going to carry out an attack and while it was fortunately foiled, many people were shattered because of losing their friend in such a way while the other two will be in prison.
What I’m trying to say is, some of you might have some hard stuff going on at home or at school, bullying or abuse, mental illness, whatever it may be, constantly looking at school shooters, weapons, gore, crap like that on a daily basis won’t help at all and then it becomes all you really think about until you find yourself actually planning an attack to kill other human beings and/or yourself. So please take some breaks and see if that helps, gain some other interests on top of true crime so you’re not engrossed in the same thing every day. If you still find yourself wanting to bring harm to others or yourself then please get some professional help because our systems have somewhat changed for the better to help people who feel this way and to get to the root of why one would feel this way and help you get better. So this post was for anon and really a PSA for the whole TCC.