Addressing the Issue of Suicide
Sometimes, social media – when used correctly – can provide great wisdom.
I saw a quote on Instagram over the weekend that correctly summarizes the effects of suicide:
“Suicide doesn’t end the pain. It just passes it to someone else.”
Still, despite the pain it causes to the victim’s loved ones, suicide is still a scary and prominent issue in today’s society.
For instance, in 2017, popular online streaming service Netflix produced a popular, fictional series entitled 13 Reasons Why, which chronicles the circumstances which lead to the suicide of teenage girl Hannah Baker. In addition, several successful, famous figures have taken their own lives during the first half of 2018, including fashion designer Kate Spade and chef, author and TV star Anthony Bourdain.
So, how does society combat the act of suicide?