I just need to get this off my system.

I bet some of you are familiar with what I’m about to say. 

Last night, a suicidal tumblr post circulated on tumblr. The person who posted it wrote a suicide note on her blog. As expected, thousands of very nice people reblogged it and begged her not to go through with it.

This morning, that person posts that they are in a ICU, and that she appreciates the support.

Okay, here it goes.

As someone who has a vast experience with suicidal tendencies and suicidal people, I felt bad for that person, but I knew that the next day there would be a “I’m alive” post. And guess what, I was right.

Suicide is not a joke. It’s a fact that most people who commit suicide don’t say anything about it. I understand people needing attention, but this was taking it too far.

Also, you’re in a ICU and you update your tumblr from it? Seriously?

I feel disgusted towards people manipulating others with something like suicide. It makes me sick. It’s disrespectful.

Suicide like, OMG.

Okay, let me explain what’s going on here.

As you can see, I’m just posting opinions from followers. Different opinions on the subject.

I have my own opinion on suicide, and I have my reasons.

Here it goes.

I don’t condemn suicide. I don’t think it’s selfish. I don’t think is a sign of weakness. I think is a really personal choice. Sometimes, a justified one. Most of the time, an option that shouldn’t have been taken. Suicidal people need to seek for medical help. MDD is a disease. I even made a post about it. I mean hell, there’s a branch of medicine called psychiatrics for a reason. Such problems are real. And sometimes, people just never get better. Sometimes people are condemned to live their lives with a mental disease. And sometimes they just won’t tolerate that. So, why would anyone want to live a life that is no life at all? Judging people because they choose not to be alive sounds stupid to me. 

Live and let die.

Suicide.

What is suicide?

Suicide is the process of purposely ending one’s own life. The way societies view suicide varies widely according to culture and religion. For example, many Western cultures, as well as mainstream Judaism, Islam, and Christianity tend to view killing oneself as quite negative. One myth about suicide that may be the result of this view is considering suicide to always be the result of a mental illness. Some societies also treat a suicide attempt as if it were a crime. However, suicides are sometimes seen as understandable or even honorable in certain circumstances, such as in protest to persecution (for example, hunger strike), as part of battle or resistance (for example, suicide pilots of World War II; suicide bombers) or as a way of preserving the honor of a dishonored person (for example, killing oneself to preserve the honor or safety of family members).

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ramirezdahmerbundy:

Christine Chubbuck was the first and only TV news reporter to commit   suicide during a live television broadcast. On July 15, 1974, eight   minutes into the broadcast, the depressed reporter said “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the   latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see   another first: an attempted suicide.” With that, Chubbuck drew up a   revolver and shot herself in the head. Three weeks before her   suicide, she had asked the station’s news director if she could do a   news piece on suicide. After her suggestion was approved, she visited   the local sheriff’s department to discuss with an officer methods of   suicide. In the interview, an   officer told her one of the most efficient ways was to use a .38 caliber   revolver with wadcutter target bullets, and to shoot oneself in the   back of the head rather than in the temple

According to her mother, Chubbuck would become extremely upset when she was outright wrong, though she was not always a perfectionist. Her desire to always be correct is what led her to say “an attempted suicide” prior to shooting herself, rather than “a suicide”. An attempted suicide would have been correct had she failed OR succeeded, but if she’d said “a suicide” and failed, her internal hatred of being wrong would have tormented her with a fate worse than death.

ramirezdahmerbundy:

Christine Chubbuck was the first and only TV news reporter to commit suicide during a live television broadcast. On July 15, 1974, eight minutes into the broadcast, the depressed reporter said “In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts, and in living color, you are going to see another first: an attempted suicide.” With that, Chubbuck drew up a revolver and shot herself in the head. Three weeks before her suicide, she had asked the station’s news director if she could do a news piece on suicide. After her suggestion was approved, she visited the local sheriff’s department to discuss with an officer methods of suicide. In the interview, an officer told her one of the most efficient ways was to use a .38 caliber revolver with wadcutter target bullets, and to shoot oneself in the back of the head rather than in the temple

According to her mother, Chubbuck would become extremely upset when she was outright wrong, though she was not always a perfectionist. Her desire to always be correct is what led her to say “an attempted suicide” prior to shooting herself, rather than “a suicide”. An attempted suicide would have been correct had she failed OR succeeded, but if she’d said “a suicide” and failed, her internal hatred of being wrong would have tormented her with a fate worse than death.

Death due to ingestion of concentrated sulfuric acid.

Top Left: Acid burns, resulting from ingestion of the acid. Note the burns to the mouth and the spill pattern on the face and chest. These are significantly different from thermal-type burn patterns and injuries.

Top Right: Note the spill pattern on the anterior chest and abdomen of the decedent from the previous image.

Center: Burns from the acid, on the tongue, hypopharynx, and airway. Burns extended down esophageal tract, though esophagus was considerably less burned than remainder of upper GI tract.

Bottom Left: Acid injury extending through the viscera and onto the pleural surface exposing the ribs of the decedent.

Bottom Right: Coagulation necrosis of the solid organs from the acid ingestion of the decedent.

Sulfuric acid is often not a quick death, and can cause delayed tissue perforation and necrosis up to a week after exposure. Exposure of tissues to strong acids can cause coagulation burns, and destruction of epithelial tissue and submucosa. The acid is not known to have systemic effects, and is only locally active, meaning that any neurological symptoms experienced are a direct result of the pain caused by tissue destruction.

When a patient survives the initial ingestion of sulfuric acid, swelling of the pharynx and continuing destruction of the GI tract are primary concerns. Many cases require surgery to remove or repair perforated areas in intestine and stomach. Metabolic acidosis is also a key concern in treating patients of acid ingestion, as it can lead to ventricular arrhythmias, as well as organ damage.

Treatment of deep neck lacerations caused by attempted suicide in third-world country

This man was 55 years old at time of presentation. No history of violence, self-injury, or poisoning. Was unemployed, had two wives, and twelve children. Inability to provide for his family was reason given for attempt at suicide. Surgical intervention was required to repair tissue damage, tetanus shot was given, antibiotic treatment was given. 

In third-world countries, late presentation of wounds is common, for many factors (distance, money, stigma, distrust of Western medicine, etc). Similar patient required extensive debridement of tissues due to infection that developed in intervening days between attempt and initial presentation. 

Curiously, though suicidal patients often receive substandard psychiatric observation and evaluation after discharge, two studies found that African males who attempted suicide had a significantly higher 5-year survival rate than comparable patients living in New Zealand and Australia. One study speculates that since many eventually found employment after discharge, the major stressor (lack of funds to provide for family, the most common reason given by African male suicide attempt patients) was removed, and the patients did not have significant psychiatric illness. Similar New Zealand patients had high incidences of underlying psychiatric disorders, many of which were refractory (resistant to treatment).

The studies were not large enough to draw definitive conclusions, but display an interesting etiology that should be further explored.