Bullied ~ 15 Yr Old Commits Suicide (1 Viewer)

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
Everyone has their opinions on suicide. Many cannot understand it while those that have been down that road can empathize. Some might think that this girl deserved it, or that she was stupid, that she should have known better, or that they don't have an ounce of sympathy/empathy for her situation.

This is just a short story about a 15 year old girl who made a few mistakes and found the world as she knew it had turned against her.

This girl could have been one of our daughters, a sister, a cousin, a niece, a previous friend.

15 Yr Old Girl Bullied - Commits Suicide

(CNN) -- Her YouTube video started out innocently enough. The Canadian teen, her face obscured from the camera, held a stack of cards each filled with messages in black marker.

"I've decided to tell you about my never ending story," the card in Amanda Todd's hands read.

At this point the viewer may have no idea that they are about to be led on the most agonizing journey, one that pushed the premier of British Columbia to issue a stern warning against bullying, a journey that has birthed a Facebook page with thousands of people commenting many offering condolences.

In the soundless, black and white video, the teen showed one card after another. Each card painfully sinking the viewer deeper into the anguish too many teens have experienced.

"In 7th grade I would go with friends on webcam," the card in the teen's hand read.

The next few cards reveal that the teen began to get attention on the Internet from people that she did not know. People who told her she was beautiful, stunning, perfect.

"They wanted me to flash. So I did one year later," the cards said.

The teen then got a message on Facebook from a stranger who said she needed to show more of herself or he would publish the topless pictures he had taken of her.

"He knew my address, school, relatives, friends, family, names ..."

On Christmas break, the police came to her home to tell her that photos of her were sent to "everyone."

She pushed the next card very close to the camera.

"I then got really sick anxiety major depression and panic disorder. I then moved and got into alcohol and drugs."

She says she struggled with anxiety, rarely went out for a year. And then the same man appeared again with a Facebook page that displayed her topless as his profile picture.

"Cried every night, lost all my friends and respect people had for me ... again ..."

She was teased and felt as if she could never erase that photo. She started cutting, a form of self-injuring act that psychologists say is an impulse-control behavior that sometimes accompanies a variety of mental illnesses.

At school, she ate lunch alone until she moved to another new school.

"Everything was better even though I sat still alone," the next card read. "After a month later I started talking to an old guy friend."

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She thought the guy liked her even though she knew he had a girlfriend. One day he asked her to come over because his girlfriend was on vacation.

"So I did ... huge mistake ... I thought he liked me," she held the cards in one shaky hand now, using the other to brush under her eye as if wiping away a tear.

A week later the guy's girlfriend showed up at her school with a posse of 15 others. A crowd gathered. The girlfriend berated her screaming that nobody liked her.

"A guy than (sic) yelled just punch her already ..."

She was punched. Thrown on the ground.

"I felt like a joke in this world I thought nobody deserves this," the next card reads. "Teachers ran over but I just went and layed in a ditch and my dad found me."

When she got home she drank bleach.

"It killed me inside and I thought I actually was going to die."

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She was rushed to a hospital to flush the chemical out of her.

She put the next card almost flush with camera so that the viewer can no longer see her and only sees "After I got home all I saw on Facebook- She deserved it and did you wash the mud out of your hair? I hope she is dead."

She moved in with her mother in another city, to another school. But her past followed her.

"6 months has gone by ... people are pasting pics of bleach, clorex (sic) and ditches ... Everyday I think why am I still here,"

Her struggles with anxiety and cutting had gotten worse and even despite counseling and antidepressants she still was rushed to hospital again after an overdose.

The last cards say simply: "I have nobody. I need someone. My name is Amanda Todd."

The video has garnered the attention of many including the premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark.

"No one deserves to be bullied. No one earns it. No one asks for it. It is not a rite of passage. Bullying has to stop. Every child has to feel safe at school," Clark said in a You Tube video posted Thursday.

On Wednesday, Amanda Todd's body was found in her home, police in the Vancouver-area city of Coquitlam said. She took her own life.

She was 15.

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Airbornemama

Something Ironic...
Here I sit again crying for this poor beautiful lost sweet soul. It completely baffles me that people get off on being this cruel to another human being and the sad thing is not 1 person can be held accountable for this lost souls suicide because I'm sure it was to many to count that contributed. Nothing I can say will make any difference for this little beauty because for her it's too late.
 

NightMare

My gift to you, a Nightmare of terror
I read this this morning on my news chanel and left a coment there about it. I will leave the same coment here. It is clear to me that due to the extremely high number of young people taking their own lives over being bullied on a scocial media, that it should be a law that no one under the age of 21 years old should own or use a computer or cell phone, at all. Clearly these kids are NOT mature enough to handle the shit that goes on!! Fucking wake the fuck up public at large, your children are killing themselves over this shit! If I had children left at home they would not have computers or cell phones. My last one leaves home in 2013 and he uses the computer but not the internet and does NOT own a cell phone. Children do not have the coping skills that adults do and clearly can't handle these scocial media outlets. Fuck Face Book! I hate that shit! I don't have a face book page and I won't ever. You wan't to get a hold of me? call. you want me to see pictures of little johnnys birthday party? Fucking send them to me in the mail! How many more children have to kill themselves before we finally take those killing tools away from them?
 

NightMare

My gift to you, a Nightmare of terror
I honestly don't feel any sympathy for these people. The world has no place for those who lack the backbone to even make it through high school. If they can't handle their teens how the fuck do they expect to live in the real world?
I use to feel that way. But you have to remember, this was a child, she died before her 16th birthday. Her story started 2 years before her death. Children do NOT have the coping skills that adults have. We learn these skills over years of interacting with others. When I was growing up if someone bullied me I beat the piss out of them, problem solved. These days the bullying comes from the scocail syber centers where the bully's don't have to have contact with their victims. The fact is, if she did NOT have a computer she would be alive today. There is alot of shit out there that children are not ready for. I don't give a fuck what anybody thinks of me and I will fire back at anyone who tries me. BUT, I am a grown woman who has learned the skills needed to interact with others. Some suicides are stupid I will agree with you on most of them, but a child, that's another story.
 
Kids can be so fucking mean. My 13 yr old son has autism and I don't know how I've managed to keep from beating the shit out of several little punks and their parents for the shit they have done to him. Ir's better now since the school put an anti-bullying policy in place but I fully expect to end home home schooling him before he graduates.
sorry to hear that dnr :(
 

inappropriate behavior

Your apology is accepted :)
Okay, now I agree picking on someone is not cool (unless in flh)... But this story is bullshit.

She moved but OH ALAS! ... her past followed her! So she moved and oh my it followed her again... And again... Poor little girl?? Pffft.

Clearly the stupid little girl got exactly what she asked for.... Attention.

If she was so traumatized by her facebook past then perhaps she should have not kept a facebook account and shared it at each new school she moved to? Perhaps this was nature's way of eliminating another weak mind?

I think so.

No sympathy for this attention whore. Ironically, she's finally got peeps noticing her now... not surprising it took her offing herself to get it though.
 

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