To our anons and followers who are encouraging self harm, suicide, and who think it’s okay- You should be ashamed of yourselves. I have not devoted several years of my life to suicide prevention just to let this slide. And the fact I plan to spend the rest of my life with suicide prevention work means that I’m not going to be quiet for any of this.
It does not matter who a person is, what their beliefs are, what gender they are, what race they are- anything you can think of, it is not a factor in suicide or self harm.
This is an epidemic that literally affects every single group you could possibly think of in ways that are equally as horrific and devastating. And it is a line that should never be crossed or exploited for any reason at all, by anyone. Period.
Encouraging someone to harm themselves or worse is the same as doing it to them yourself. And it is a crime in many places.
No one deserves to be pushed there. Nothing warrants that kind of pain and suffering. Especially not over something like gender or sexuality.
So to all of you who have encouraged this, you need to think very carefully about who you are as a person, and who you are presenting yourself to be. You need to consider- What sort of person does it take to encourage this?
I’ve seen people die so many times while trying to talk them down, often from instances of people like yourselves coaxing them on. I’ve seen the results, so many times over these last few years. I’ve had to wait on the other end of the chatroom for the families to get home, and for the police to arrive.
People such as you- and you know who you are- are the ones who cause the most grief. And when they crack open the computers and find the messages like that, it’s you who puts the most painful question I’ve ever heard in my life in my ears- And it comes out of every single parents mouth. Every. Single. Time.
'Why did they do this to my baby? How could they do this?'
It’s people like you who set things in motion, so many times, that ends with those words hitting my ears, and puts me in a position where I see all of the malice and spite they poured into a person spill out in the worst of ways.
I can’t find a way to properly end what I so desperately want to say to those of you who have endorsed this. I could go on for hours- perhaps I should. I have seven hundred and thirty eight people’s worth of rage for this- and it’s a number that will sadly continue to grow, and it’s a number I will never be able to forget because of people like you- and you fucking know who you are. But I’ll leave it at this-
Every time you send a message like that, you should simply think of yourself as a murderer. And think very hard about what sort of a person you’d rather be instead.