As most of you know, I like to have a lot of fun on this site. Most everything I do never has any real gravity to it, mostly because I feel the world is much to depressing to focus on the bad. Sometime though, something happens that I just can’t ignore. If you have been paying attention to the new in the last couple of weeks, you might have heard the Jamey Rodemeyer’s name. Jamey was a 14-year-old boy who was bullied so bad he decided to take his own life. After months of struggling, he couldn’t take it anymore. The bullies ground this boy’s beautiful spirit down to nothing but a hollow lonely shell. The week prior to his death, he cried out for help several times via social networks. His final words included a thank you to Lady Gaga…
I honestly had to think on this topic for a while. So many emotions followed through my head! Rage, Anger, Sadness, Sympathy…etc. All of these emotions and I don’t even know this boy! One thing that got me the most, I don’t know what makes this boy different from others that have died. The bullying problem has been escalating for the last 3 years and their have been many casualties. So why does this boy matter so much? Maybe it’s because you could see his blatant cries for help. Maybe it’s because I can relate to being bullied, and feeling nobody is listening. MAYBE it’s because this is the last straw and shit needs to get under control!!! What ever the reason be, this boys death has sparked a media wild-fire. Lady Gaga as well as other celebrities have ramped up a campaign against this growing issue. I feel it’s a step in the right direction. However, I recently uncovered another opinion….
Some people think that this is going to glorify suicide. That by fighting in Jamey’s name, you are sending the wrong message. They think this will paint suicide as “sympathetic” or a “viable way out.” My response? FUCK YOU! If anything, I believe the message that is being sent is a positive one. Nobody has glorified this. Nobody has said what he did was the right thing to do. The message I’m seeing is one that says, “Not one more innocent life needs to be lost!” So this is my stand…this is my message to all of you:
Darlings, if anyone reading this knows someone thinking of suicide…please…don’t stand by and watch your friend die. If you have never been to that dark place in your mind, you really don’t know. A person that is thinking of committing suicide is in a very dark place. They are in a place that it’s hard to see a light out. Imagine being lost in a deep dark cave. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find the light to take you out. Eventually you lose hope. If you think they are getting stronger, think again. Sometimes, they just give up calling out for help. If you suspect someone close to you is in that place, I’m begging you…find them help. Offer them support and let them know you DO care. The worst thing you can do is let them figure it out themselves.
To anyone reading this that has or is contemplating suicide…Don’t. I know you think this is it. I know you think no one cares. Your wrong…at the very least…if you are reading this, that means you cared enough to read my site and support it with your views. I care! If you think know one else will talk to you, email me! Go to the Facebook and chat me, I will listen. Don’t let others ground you down because you are different. You are beautiful just the way you are. If they have to stomp your flame out, it’s because yours burn brighter than their’s! Your life has worth. Never ever doubt that….
I offer these words in the hopes they will reach someone and help. If my typing this helps even one person, I would feel accomplished. I keep thinking to myself, what if that would have been one of my Freaky Darlings? What if that boy was one of my readers? I will leave you all with the touching tribute Lady Gaga gave for Jamey at one of her performances…
Until Next Time, My Freaky Darlings,