Spoiler: Personal message (Open)Due to a recent community argument, I have decided to post this.
It is generalized and intended for educational purposes, to raise awareness on an important issue.
If you or someone you know has contemplated suicide and is doubting that things will improve, wondering if it's worth it, just remember that it gets better.
Suicide is something that people have joked about on and off over the years, sometimes in a humorous manner, sometimes in an offensive manner, but this does not detract from the issue being serious. Nobody wants to be the bad guy, and know that making jokes about sensitive subjects such as this does not magically make you the worst person in the world.
I'd like to think that our forum is open for different individuals and ideas to come together and just do their own thing, but sometimes things get a bit heated and sometimes you just need to take a break.
Specific links on the subject of suicide prevention:
http://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/im ... index.html
http://www.iasp.info - International Association for Suicide Prevention (ISAP)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/s ... ndex.shtml
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzcAR6yQhF8 - United States of America's President speaking out in support of hope and support for youth who are struggling with being bullied