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The Suicide Prevention Action Network U.S.A. is doing great work. Please support them!

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  1. deez says – reply to this


    first biatch

  2. jaco says – reply to this


    It wont kill you to support them

  3. ya says – reply to this



  4. rita says – reply to this



  5. zombiezgrl says – reply to this


    Seriously. Suicide is population control. It sucks, but it's part of the big picture. I don't support cures either.

  6. joly says – reply to this


    god almighty perez! learn how to FUCKING SPELL ALREADY!!! it's embarrassing!!

  7. a says – reply to this



  8. diet says – reply to this


    … catch the bus !

    … support suicide !

    … suicide is good… and cheap !

    … get rid of mental diseased people

    … good luck to you all, have a happy death !

  9. Virginia says – reply to this


    That many people in the USA alone? That's so horrendous =/ I've had friends that have made suicide attempts and I can't imagine my life without them.

  10. lauren says – reply to this


    im glad your making this out there
    making it known.

  11. jason says – reply to this


    i prefer to kill myself through cigarettes and alcohol but thats just me

  12. lauren says – reply to this


    Re: diet
    burn in hell

  13. Trent Reznor Love Slave says – reply to this


    Awww P. I love it when you post this stuff.

  14. confusious say: says – reply to this


    let's try to prevent murder…..if i want to kill myself then i'm not going to be making a phone call. maybe to the gun store for the smith and wesson….so the hotline wont get my money…..the gun store does. nice try though, is this now the pump us for cash website? stop kocking my pocket book freakshow!

  15. Krissy says – reply to this


    How will my donation stop these people from killing themselves?

  16. lucy says – reply to this


    you people are low for talkin they way you are.

    wait till someone close to you commits suicide..i bet you'll change your views.

    population control..thats just cold hearted.

  17. Loves Toronto says – reply to this


    Hey Perez, I think it's great that you're trying to publicize such great causes, but realistically your fan base does NOT have money to give to all these places. Why not just post that help number? Then if someone wants to donate they can go to the specific website.

    It's so easy for celebs to just throw out a name and demand that their fans give money. What about giving time? That costs nothing and I bet the organization can always use volunteers.

    You were always such an original Perez, don't jump on the bandwagon now!!

  18. duh says – reply to this


    then thats 88 people that wanted to die, never asked to be born….u act like life is so great…look at what u resort to to make cash? if life was so great would u really have had to do this for a living? scum like u and people like oj, etc, would never have darkened the worlds door. life kind of sucks when ur being completely honest about it. try not to fuck with people and the few choices they have about life. if u can fuck a dude then i can off my self. keep ur nose and words out of everyone elses biznus. u sound so desperate to be thought of as a saint. Saint Satan maybe,,,,

  19. tried it and still think about it says – reply to this


    I am suicidal. My mom just died and nobody is left who loves me. If I could kill myself I would. Like some of you said, the world would be a better place without me. It's the saddest thing and I cry everytime I think about it. My mom is dead and I got fired from my high paying job 2 weeks after she died because It made me loose my mind. Theres nothing left for me in this world, no money and no help.

  20. Virginia says – reply to this


    Re: tried it and still think about it – Please don't say that =( Nobody wants you dead.

  21. believer says – reply to this


    Re: deezRe: zombiezgrlRe: dietRe: jasonRe: confusious say:Re: duh – You are the sickest, most disgusting, most ignorant, most selfish group of people to ever open their moronic mouths. You are incapable of feeling for others, you are incapable of having a decent thought. You make me sick. May you reap what you sow and soon. It is impossible to talk reason to you or to appeal to your hearts since you have none. God should strike you dead where you stand.

  22. Smith. says – reply to this


    I don't know why, but almost everyday the tought of suicide goes through my mind. Somedays out of the blue, I start feeling depressed. I try to push the thought out but it haunts me. The thoughts are that all of these problems I'm having and have had could all go away so easily with one action. But I know it's not the answer, especially since I just turned 19. I have my whole life ahead of me, but that thought also scares me. I know I'm strong and I have made it 19 years. It's not the answer. You guys think it's a joke but it's not. People need help. People who are not strong enough to fight the overwhelming pressure…

  23. i'm listening to you says – reply to this


    Re: tried it and still think about it – oh dont crumble under life's pressures, a famous poet said life is a trick, it's a kitten in a sack. We are all trapped in this together hun. i don't recommend dying to stop pain. u just need a temporary vacation not a permanent one. To die is to erase love, u will erase ur mother from the world by leaving it. Let go of pain by embracing happiness. Escape with things that engage ur mind, use this website to transfer ur anger at ur mother's death, only pretend u care about lily allens nudey pic but curse her out. only u will know what ur Really angry about. Think of a small but serious thing u could do that is very extreme and then do it. Watch: u will feel good for only a minute after doing it and then u'll say what have i done!!!!! That is suicide, only u never wake up to regret it!!!! what do u have to say about what i wrote here?

  24. u are not alone says – reply to this


    Re: Smith. – all people at ur age feel this way. u arent alone. That is the painful truth about the teenage years. Trust me when i say ur going to pass this time in your life and these feelings will fade….ur body is going through a crazy time and u feel really deep, emotiona and alone…but just because u don't here your friends talking about their pain doesnt mean they don't have any. Do u work ot and excersize? if not then try to do some activity everyday that makes u break a sweat…i think if u start with that u might find ur clouds melt away a lot. It really isn't bullshit try it. Also try not to read depressing stuff…like dark novels by heavy writers, try to watch stupid comedies and read if u do at all light novels..u probably feel attracted to the dark, fight that even though u won't want to .

  25. hollyword says – reply to this


    perez when you use to put these up less often I was more likely to click on them, now I am kind of just ignoring them.

    You've become 'hollywoods most hated site/annoying charity fund raiser'

  26. becca says – reply to this


    My REALLY good friend committed suicide on March 31st. It's been horrible dealing with the aftermath of his death. The questions, the anger, everything. Nobody's family or friends should have to deal with it, so I definitely support the cause.

    OH, and Perez?? LEARN TO SPELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. masquedance says – reply to this


    Re: tried it and still think about it – Please don't do it - I've been where you are. I lost my mother to suicide 6 years ago and lost my mind completely for a while and still have breakdowns. This lead to me losing my job also, and since my mom died by suicide I also lost a lot of so-called friends due to the stigma. The idiots posting ignorant comments on this board don't know what the hell they are talking about and I would suggest that THEY be the ones to do us a favor and commit suicide themselves except for the fact that somebody somewhere loves even a**holes like them and I would not wish suicide survivor pain on any of their friends and family. Nor do I wish it upon yours - please think about the pain you're feeling and know that somebody (likely many somebodies) love you very much and losing you would cause them to feel the exact pain you're feeling now. You would never want to subject that kind of pain on anyone I'm sure. That's what has kept me alive. I know your pain is almost impossible to bear and this is the time to lean on your remaining family, your friends, online sources, and even hotlines can help. Even online friends that you've never met can love you and be there for you. I send you tons of love and hugs and hope in some small way it helps even just a little.

  28. diet says – reply to this


    … catch the bus !

    … support suicide !

    … suicide is good… and cheap !

    … get rid of mental diseased people

    … good luck to you all, have a happy death !

    … nobody is making you kill yourself. as an adult you have the legal right to your body = why cant you kill yourself???

  29. You reach a point says – reply to this


    It's interesting and savage to think about death everyday. You know it's inevitably going to tip at some point. Nothing motivates anymore. Life is dry, humorless, and tasteless now. Meds= zombie. People know what the deal is and won't be too shocked. They are worn as I am too of this. It will happen someday soon enough. My choice. Cremate and throw the ashes in a landfill and move along. Who wants to be older and alive in 10 years anyway. Shit's probably going to suck for everyone, so don't worry about this microsecond blip in history. fuck it.

  30. Brianna says – reply to this


    Perez, It means a lot to me that you posted this!! You are awesome THANK YOU!

  31. still think about it says – reply to this


    Re: u are not alone – It's not easy when your mom was your only friend and shes dead.

  32. I LOVE YOU P.REZ says – reply to this


    Oh thats just about the coolest thing I've ever seen you do.

    I forgive you for the LiLo grandma comments now. LOL

    Hugs you big gay, gay guy you! (mustnt be gay, gay, gay!)

  33. Same says – reply to this


    Re: You reach a point – Even worse, Alcohol doesn't work. Can't even drink because drinking makes it worse. Too F'n bad just can't even sit around and drink all day.

  34. Hey Tired..... says – reply to this


    Re: tried it and still think about it – It seems like you have nothing now, but life is changing every day and you are one day closer to being healed. It will get better and you will have love in your life again. Call the number sweetie. ((((hugs)))) Youre lovable and without knowing you, we care.

  35. Even stephens says – reply to this


    Re: Hey Tired….. – Meant *without even knowing you….eeee gads….I so sorry. :roll:

  36. really? says – reply to this


    Weren't you the one who said that csi actor should just end it? Interesting…..

  37. Trogoli says – reply to this


    Sorry but all the money I donate the fools won't stop all the disrespectful people in the world from damaging customer service workers. All the money in the world won't stop bullying from becoming illegal in public school, so we can actually focus on learning instead of being self concious about the haters. Even you Perez, make it Ok to bully little celebrity kids. So that tells me that there is no real hope, if ever I had suicidal thoughts, it was a culmination of all the negativity from other people's words, that made it OK to treat others like dirt. It just builds, and I see it all over the place.

  38. me says – reply to this


    orry but all the money I donate the fools won't stop all the disrespectful people in the world from damaging customer service workers. All the money in the world won't stop bullying from becoming illegal in public school, so we can actually focus on learning instead of being self concious about the haters. Even you Perez, make it Ok to bully little celebrity kids. So that tells me that there is no real hope, if ever I had suicidal thoughts, it was a culmination of all the negativity from other people's words, that made it OK to treat others like dirt. It just builds, and I see it all over the place.

  39. Trotski says – reply to this


    Perez, you contribute to the problem. You bully little celebrity kids on here.

  40. puterboi says – reply to this


    Be very cool if PEREZ didn't take the advice of the Suicide Prevention Action Network….we would understand…..I can see the headline now…."FAT COW DOES HIMSELF IN"….

    And the world would be a better place….

  41. Don't give me that shit! says – reply to this


    Look who is talking! You who makes it popular to diss other human beings. Turn a blind eye and pretend that you are not part of the problem.

  42. Michael says – reply to this


    it's now been 2 weeks since my brother died this way :( Thank you for posting this perez… I'm still trying to get over the loss.

  43. Johnny Rocko says – reply to this


    Too Bad Perez doesnt Kill Himself!

  44. Killer Abs says – reply to this


    88 out of 300 million Americans? So what. Go kill yourself and do society a favor. No one will miss you.

  45. tried it and still think about it says – reply to this


    thank you

  46. Kristine says – reply to this


    Re: really?
    Amen. Fucking idiot is really starting to show his true hypocritical side. And his new fashion line? Flaunts guns. 'CUZ THEY'RE COOL. right.

  47. nonCYBoY says – reply to this


    I used to work with a really cute, vivacious, super-sweet girl named Christine. She was having an affair with the boss and apparently he broke up with her. One day I got to work and everyone was really subdued and quiet. We were all told that Christine had killed herself the night before, as it turned out she had blown her brains out and her mother is the one that found her.
    About this time the song by Wilson Phillips called "Hold On" was big. "Hold On For one more day, Things'll go your way…" it said. If only Christine had "held on" to see today I'm sure her life would have been great. Mine wasn't so great back then either but I love this day and all days. I don't live far from that old job, my bank is next door, and whenever I'm there I think of Christine, how sweet and pretty she was, and am reminded that no one ever is worth my life, and I hope people everywhere "hold on for just one more day" before taking their own. Christine was only nineteen.

  48. TehDevil says – reply to this


    I've killed myself over a dozen times and it's not so bad!

  49. blah. says – reply to this


    you are amazing perez.

  50. hahah says – reply to this


    Ignore these tips. Just fucking PULL THE TRIGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. believer says – reply to this


    Re: Michael – My heart goes out to Michael. Suicide has touched my life in many ways. At 15 I found a woman who had shot herself in the chest, her 10 year old son was with me at the time. Many young people that my daughter knew have taken their own lives. My daughter tried it. I couldn't go to sleep for so long worry that when I woke up she might be gone. I am so sorry for you loss. I hope that you are talking to someone. Please talk to someone. I'll pray for Michael and again, I'm so sorry.

  52. masquedance says – reply to this


    Re: Michael – Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. Mourning the loss of a loved one by suicide is completely different from mourning other deaths. It has so many other layers of pain mixed up in it that are hard to understand. Please know that there are many of us out there struggling to come to grips with it too - and hopefully some day we can use our experiences to help others. I know your pain is unbearable, but I promise that eventually it will start to gradually ease up. Please don't let anyone rush you in your grief process or tell you how you should grieve - we all do it differently. If you ever need someone to talk to who has been there, feel free to look me up on myspace. I am sending you lots of love and hugs.

  53. believer says – reply to this


    Re: tried it and still think about it – The death of a parent is so difficult. Both of mine died within 14 months of each other. I felt like an orphan, all alone in the world. It just didnt seem to stop hurting for such a long time. I can tell you that it will get better…..However, should you take your own life that would be even harder for your loved ones to cope with. Find a grief support group honey, please. You have no idea how much people love you. Even if you don't believe in God, he has a plan for you. These valleys are hard, I know. Please don't give up, don't let what is running around in your head win. Start telling yourself that you matter. It's true dear child, you do matter. I don't know you but you matter to me.

  54. believer says – reply to this


    Re: masquedance – Such kind words……I'm glad that you shared them with someone else that is hurting. I'm sorry for what you've been through. Your experience has got to be the most difficult thing to go through. Bless you for sharing. I will pray for you.

  55. ksmurfer says – reply to this


    Ok, just a little devils advocate:

    Re: believer

    What makes the people listed deserve to die? Because they inquire where their hard earned money will go. What will donating money do in terms of preventing suicide? Unless these hotlines are offering free shrinkage and free fully covered anti-depressant prescriptions then money is pointless.

    I agree with "Confucius Say" - 95% of the suicidal people who actually dial up hotlines are angsty teenagers who want attention and would never actually kill themselves. How do I know this, because my mom is a Psychologist who had to work one of those hotlines years ago for her Masters.

    If people are suicidal it isn't the obligation of non-suicidal people to prevent them from killing themselves (unless you are family or friend). The only people that can help suicidal people are shrinks, pharmacists and insurance companies.

    Depression is a serious illness but now one that others can donate money to and help with.

  56. Jess says – reply to this


    Perez, I'm so happy that you are spotlighting all of these worthwhile causes, you really are using your celebrity to make a difference, you should be very proud.

  57. Bri says – reply to this


    you dont have to donate money. There is a link to where you can email your local representative to support a bill that funds more help for troubled youth, seniors, and vets!

  58. perez cant write says – reply to this


    perez,please learn how to write prevention not pevention.you can still go back to school it is not too late.

  59. remember me says – reply to this


    Wanting to Die

    Since you ask, most days I cannot remember.
    I walk in my clothing, unmarked by that voyage.
    Then the almost unnameable lust returns.

    Even then I have nothing against life.
    I know well the grass blades you mention,
    the furniture you have placed under the sun.

    But suicides have a special language.
    Like carpenters they want to know which tools.
    They never ask why build.

    Twice I have so simply declared myself,
    have possessed the enemy, eaten the enemy,
    have taken on his craft, his magic.

    In this way, heavy and thoughtful,
    warmer than oil or water,
    I have rested, drooling at the mouth-hole.

    I did not think of my body at needle point.
    Even the cornea and the leftover urine were gone.
    Suicides have already betrayed the body.

    Still-born, they don't always die,
    but dazzled, they can't forget a drug so sweet
    that even children would look on and smile.

    To thrust all that life under your tongue!–
    that, all by itself, becomes a passion.
    Death's a sad Bone; bruised, you'd say,

    and yet she waits for me, year after year,
    to so delicately undo an old wound,
    to empty my breath from its bad prison.

    Balanced there, suicides sometimes meet,
    raging at the fruit, a pumped-up moon,
    leaving the bread they mistook for a kiss,

    leaving the page of the book carelessly open,
    something unsaid, the phone off the hook
    and the love, whatever it was, an infection.

    Anne Sexton

  60. tara says – reply to this


    yeah…does anyone agree that this is a very stupid organization? suicide prevention? i am not going to donate money to help people that just dont value their lives. i would rather donate to the humane society to prevent cruelty to animals…or to st. jude's children's research hospital. if you are going to donate money…PLEASE dont send it to these fucking people. how absolutely ridiculous!

  61. ARIES says – reply to this


    Thanks for that number, I am ashamed to admit it, but I tried to check out 3 weeks ago. Have an appointment with a psychiatrist in another week. Am trying to get to the bottom of this. To hell with these assclowns on this page for saying such horrible things. They'd never be able to hack being sexually molested as a baby, broken ribs and jaw by father dearest and trying to make it on their own at 15. I'm sure the streets of Hartford have been so tough on you assholes, Mackenzie got a BMW and your parents got you a PT Cruiser, fuck you negative, insensitive a**holes! You have no idea what it's like to have no one at all..Perez, I love you so. You are an inspiration to me, and you have made such a positive impact on my life.


    A in South Florida

  62. Jules says – reply to this


    This is a great cause. Our world is so troubled and no one seems to care about one another anymore. End the stigma of mental illness and courage people to seek help. Don't be an a**hole when people are going through I tough time.

  63. ArmyWife says – reply to this


    Re: tara – Tara, these people are so far into their depression, that they are numb. They see in tunnel vision. Most of our soldiers coming back from Iraq feel numb from all of the horrible things that they have seen and done, that many experience suicidal thoughts. They suffer from guilt. This is an illness. SPAN reaches out to these people but, more important, they help change the laws that govern our mental health care. Have a little compassion and know that without organizations like this, someone you love might suffer this horrible fate.

  64. gay suicide rate dropping says – reply to this


    your not doing your part ;;get with it lets get that rate back up come on team!!!

  65. alana says – reply to this


    I actually think it's funny that Perez posts stuff like this on a website and than all the other stuff posted on it cuts real people (celebrities) down and all of you people cut them down …which are things that would make anyone depressed and possibly want to kill myself. I can't say that I'm not guilty for reading the gossip or even gossiping myself but I honestly think posting something on a site that is so famous for insulting people is kind of contradicting….

  66. 3rd planet says – reply to this


    Re: zombiezgrl – #5 If u ever get down with a disease, u'll ask for ANY cure available!! Don't try to pull that shit,….u're just too cheap to donate! Shame on u!!

  67. Fags need to die says – reply to this


    Considering the way fag girl perez treats celebs, why would any organization want to be affiliated with him?
    Go shoot yourself in the head perez.

  68. My Violent Heart says – reply to this


    My B.I.L. killed himself. It leaves a lasting mark and persistent feelings of guilt for everyone who's left behind. Suicide is nothing to joke about, people!

  69. perez addict says – reply to this


    that's really good
    i'm sooo gonna support them
    Life is tooo fabulous to end your life like that :) all you need is little bit of help and LOVE!!!

  70. Andrea says – reply to this


    Perez - thanks for posting this on the 10th anniversary of my brother's suicide. Every day I live in fear that I will forget him and every day I'm reminded of how much I miss him. To the people with the aching hearts - there IS someone out there that can help - the trick is to trust them enought to let them help.

  71. believer says – reply to this


    Re: My Violent HeartRe: ksmurfer – These people and others like them use this site to degrade, insult and abuse other people. Ok….so they probable don't deserve to die but I get extremely tired of their nastiness and their filthy comments. This is a serious topic and in my opinion, if you can't find it in your heart to at least be sympathetic then keep your mouth shut…..Population control??…Support suicide??..Don't give your money…..I don't care….just keep the nasty, sarcastic and caustic comments to yourselves…..Have a heart, if that's possible….Tell me….why can they post whatever they like and when I don't like it or voice my opinion about them I have to justify it.

  72. switcheroo says – reply to this


    my neighbor's boyfriend hung himself in her back yard, she literally drove him crazy. unfortunately for the rest of the neighbor's he didnt string her up there instead and collect on the sale of her house. that would have been a great switcheroo!!! dont think i'm cruel, if u knew her u'd feel this way too. she let us think we were freindly in that neighbor way people must be in order to coexist, and then she used our candid chats to get us into trouble. the bitch is a crazy psycho policing us, warning us that when we shoot heroin she will be calling us in to the cops, shoot heroin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm like the biggest non partier!!! i can't stand the idea of losing a single brain cell, i'm a kind of cool nerd, and well my point is that suicide is dumb, u probably want to kill urselv es because your frustrated u cant kill someone else who really deserves it….these kind of societal pressures can confuse us like that. So people don't kill urself, live to wreck holy havoc on the ones who wronged u, it is far far far more sweeter an antidote to ur probs!!!!! my bill is forthcoming!

  73. marissa says – reply to this


    population control!!!!!

  74. private name now says – reply to this


    I posted earlier my trouble. And so many of you, believer too, I read your comments and thank you so much. I read and re-read them and you helped me. thank you. thank you very much

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  77. there is no stigma, suicide is a symptom of a disease. cure the disease and then no symptoms says – reply to this


    Re: private name now – if u need help, dont think u cant ask for it. please take this advice: u are probably depressed. Depression isnt uncurable. go to a walk-in clinic, tell ur doctor how debilitated u are by sadness, and leave with a prescription for an anti-depressant. Take it right away and then hold on for a roller coaster back to the good life. The first month is hard, u will want to stop taking it, but don't. in a few months u will be a freaking new person. happy. u have lost the mechanism that drives u to be happy..but it can be returned to you. your mind has a "fever", why wouldn't you take medicine for it? would you kill yourselve for a cold? no. u would drink some chicken soup and take a pill and get on with it…please listen to me. i know of what i speak. no shame in helping cure a cold!!!!

  78. Zia says – reply to this


    Re: there is no stigma, suicide is a symptom of a disease. cure the disease and then no symptoms – NOT AS SIMPLE AS YOU CLAIM IT IS…WISH IT WAS THAT SIMPLE

  79. Chris' wife says – reply to this


    Thank-you Perez for posting this. A lot of the above comments are rude and abusive, they obviously never dealt with the unbearable pain of losing someone this way. My husband committed suicide over two years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and grieve. For those of you who say people who commit suicide don’t value life and the world is better off without them……FUCK YOU! It’s not that they don’t respect life, it is what has happened in their life that tortures them day in and day out. My dear sweet husband was molested as a child, was an army ranger and in Desert Storm and because of this battled alcohol and depression for years. One night he just couldn’t overcome it. Suicide is NOT only about those who do it but also about those who have been left behind. Those of us who deal with an unbearable loss that has such a negative social stigma. People looking down on your loved one because of want they have done. Who are you to judge? When have you become the almighty God? This is a pain that I would not wish on my worst enemy and there are some of you who make fun of suicide. How dare you! May you never experience a lost like this and if you do, I hope that you will come to regret the vile, hurtful remarks you have made.

  80. Chris' wife says – reply to this


    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK THAT NO ONE CARES AND SUICIDE IS THE ONLY WAY OUT-PLEASE READ THIS: One of the last things my husband said on the phone to me was that only 2 people in the world loved and cared about him, his mom and me. I told him this was untrue and pleaded with him to think about all those who loved him. For a man who thought that no one loved him or cared for him, his funeral was standing room only. Many came from out of state to pay their last respects. You have more people who love and care for you than you realize and ending your life my end your pain and suffering but it only begins for those who love you. Please do not bestow this legacy on them, it is too much to bear.

  81. sophie says – reply to this


    Suicide is not the solution for overbearing problems…Life is just like that, we encounter problems and heartaches..If you're a Christian or if you're someone who believes in God, the best solution is to pray hard and cast all you're cares to God..Be brave and be strong..Dont think of problems, think of solutions..

  82. Kate says – reply to this


    Thanks for supporting this cause! I wish I had known about suicide help lines when I was depressed. I cannot stress this enough: if you feel like your back is against the wall, TELL SOMEONE, be it a parent, a teacher, a friend, a religious figure, a doctor or even a pet. Write in a journal if you don't feel comfortable with that. Just get it out in the open so you can face it and solve it. If you feel you need anti-depressants, guess what? IT'S OKAY. Because NOTHING is worth feeling like suicide is your only way out. IT'S NOT. You are NOT a freak, a loser, or "emo" because you are depressed. In fact, I bet you're a wonderful person, and you've got a life ahead of you, and you can make it big and grand…

  83. Rene' says – reply to this


    Re: tried it and still think about it
    I lost my sis to suicide in December. As new babies are born, happy get togethers take place, good news in the world…I wonder what she would think of them. Would it lift her spirit to hold a newborn nephew? Would she laugh while we are joking sitting around the dinner table. I believe she desperately wanted some peace from this harsh world, but temporarily. Her choice was permanent. She will never enjoy the exhilaration of good things life hands you. And it does…it's not all gloom. Hold on, wait it out, it will get better…it always does if you just hold on tight. I'll include your well being in my prayers.

  84. jdogg says – reply to this


    thank you perez for posting this… just about 3 weeks ago a kid in my grade committed suicide. i didn't know him but he sounded like an amazing person. In a school of about a thousand kids, the entire building was silent for one day. suicide is shocking and hard to understand. observing him from a far you'd think that nothing would have ever been able to cramp his style. always smiling, funny, and smart as fuck. its a real shame that shit like this happens everyday. i hope that those of you who need help get it, and save the ones who love you the grief and guilt… i still cry and i never got to meet the kid.

  85. madmax says – reply to this


    If you do choose to kill yourself, I sympathize for your family and hate that you can't see how wonderful life is. That is, unless you are a bridge jumper who insists on screwing up Atlanta traffic. Then I hope you are murdered if you do not off yourself by falling.

  86. GA Smartass says – reply to this


    No one who calls a suicide hotline is seriously going to do it. Those folks are just attention starved weirdos who don't have anyone that cares about them.

  87. Ha says – reply to this


    It is nearly comical that someone who makes a good living bullying and picking on people ("mushyass", anyone?) advertises a suicide prevention hotline.

    Ha ha ha. You are so full of it, you don't even see. Karma, baby.

    I'm pretty sure that privately even Gloria Estefan would agree.

  88. zombiezgrl says – reply to this


    Ouch. My feelings are hurt so bad. I think I'll kill myself. People are supposed to die. What, are we supposed to live forever? Death shows no favoritism; it's all about balance. Read much?

  89. Lifeline says – reply to this


    Re: GA Smartass – I know for a fact that this is not true. I work for one of the crisis lines that takes calls for 1-800-273-TALK. It takes a great deal of courage to call and ask for help. With the stigma still surrounding suicide this is a difficult topic for many people to talk about. It is important to know that suicide knows no demographics, it affects people of all ages, from all walks of life. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of crisis centers across the nation. They are all highly trained mental health professionals and volunteers. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about a friend or loved one please do not hesitate to call.

  90. TimFarrissFan says – reply to this


    Re: zombiezgrl

    You want population control, support a cause that stops people from having more than 2 kids per family! Things these days are expensive enough as it is, and overpopulation is the cause of most of it. I lost someone to suicide that I cared a lot about. He had a good life and a lot of years left, but something happened that made things go bad for a while. So he thought the only way out was suicide. What he didn't think about was what it would do to his family, I could tell you stories that would curl your hair!!

  91. TimFarrissFan says – reply to this


    Re: ksmurfer
    Maybe a friend or relative who is with them will dial the phone for them?

  92. Dappa says – reply to this


    88 is that it………… We need that figure around a 1000 + to have a serious impact in combating the spiraling population.

    One can only hope

  93. no name says – reply to this


    Re: diet – bloody fools, it takes two to three seconds and the person is gone but the people out there who are living for that person and are surviving coz of that will die for their whole life.

  94. DONATE YET AGAIN!! says – reply to this


    You donate, then show us the receipts and we'll all be sure to tell you you're wonderful.
    Many of us work our asses off and can barely make ends meet and in what little leisure we get if we check out your blog YOU'RE TRYING TO GET IN OUR POCKETS!!!

  95. IT WILL HAPPEN - YOU CAN'T STOP IT says – reply to this


    Re: lucy – #16, Dear Lucy: Some I know DID commit suicide. She was a beautiful person. She was dogged by an awful mental illness for almost 20 years, since her early teens. Nothing helped her. I repeat, NOTHING HELPED HER. After four attempts, she finally made it. Her death finally put the demons to rest and gave her peace for the first time in 20 years.
    If a person is going to kill themselves, they are going to kill themselves. If not today, then tomorrow.
    I know of what I speak.
    Sorry to burst your bubble.

  96. believer says – reply to this


    Dear Chris's Wife….I cannot express to you how sorry I am for your loss and for the continued pain that you are having to go through each day. If you have read the earlier posts then you know where I am coming from with my own experience were suicide is concerned. I don't know when healing comes when you suffer this type of thing, I don't know that time heals or helps in any way. When you share your story with people who love others then they share in your suffering and grieve with you, even if they don't know you. I am grieving with you and will think about you and your family long after these posts are forgotten. I don't know if you believe in God. I won't try and convince you of his love if you don't. I will pray for you, that is how I feel I can help. I don't know you but I love you and I hurt for you. Please take care.

  97. Jo says – reply to this


    Perez - who are you to comment on suicide when you bully people?

  98. foo says – reply to this


    Re: tara – Hi Tara, It sounds like there's a lot you don't know about suicide and suicide prevention. Before making any harsh and insensitive judgments about the nature and use of a particular organization, you might want to at least learn a little about the issue driving it. Otherwise, you run the risk of sounding cruel, ignorant and incredibly insensitive. Suicide prevention is a legitimate field driven by researchers, advocates, educators, suicide survivors (you probably don't even know what that means), and friends of people who have died by suicide. Don't be an ass. Learn something.

  99. foo says – reply to this


    Re: GA Smartass – It appears that you don't know what you're talking about. Are you saying that people shouldn't reach out for help and should just kill themselves? When you're suicidal, reaching out and talking to someone about it is one of the most difficult things to do. It takes a kind of energy that an individual in that situation doesn't necessarily have. Not reaching out, and staying socially isolated, is linked to suicide attempts. You're encouraging people to not call, to not reach out when they need support most, and attempt suicide.

  100. Tripper says – reply to this


    Why don't YOU kill yourself, Perez. That would be both entertaining and useful.

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