My Friend

Suicide is never the answer.
It passes your pain onto others, makes them contemplate it.
I read a story where the people that survived jumping from the Golden Gate bridge found that all of their problems could be solved 3/4 of the way down.

I wanted to write this last week, but felt that I had to look after myself first before speaking out.
If you have suicidal tendencies, please talk to others. If someone is saying shit to you, ABOUT you, please tell your friends, teachers, or parents. If you’re being bullied, tell someone.

My friend, Christopher (RIP), was gay. He was always smiling when we talked, loved talking about his siblings and games, and smiled with every muscle from his neck upwards.
He was bullied and picked on, but I still have no clue why he committed suicide. I want to put my fist through the faces of those that hurt him, one of my best friends. I think about it every day, but I’m not a violent person.

Just because someone is not like you because of their sexual orientation, skin colour, gender, beliefs, or political views, that doesn’t give you the right to treat them like crap and making them think death is the only option.

On a note Christopher wrote to students at the school, there was something he said (I can’t remember it word-for-word):
“I was strange, granted, but I never went out of my way to be mean.”

Please keep in mind that a little kindness can go a long way.
Thank you.

My buddy Chris

7 Nov 2000 – 17 Nov 2019

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