A kid my daughter went to school with put a gun into his mouth yesterday at around 3:00 pm and killed himself.
He was very close to a kid around the corner that my kids are very close with. They’re quite worried about him. He’s got good family, very close, and good friends like my kids to support him.
I hate that anyone has to survive a suicide, but I hate it more that children have to deal with it. I did, when I was 18.
I didn’t know the boy but I mourn for the waste, the loss, the awful mistake. At age 13, what the heck is so bad that you see no way out? Yes, I know, there are severe mental health issues at all ages so please don’t flame me for saying that. It’s a kneejerk reaction. Clearly this young boy felt he had no other path to chose.
I mourn the fact that my children found out yesterday that they are not immortal. Everyone realizes that. Sad that it had to be this way.
I worry about copycat suicides. It’s summertime, kids in the 'burbs tend to be more isolated from each other ( aside from phones and instant messenger, thank god ). I worry about how it will make my children feel about themselves and their peers.
How painfully awful.