I actually thought abot making this thread a while back
And hope that it can stay on track and be helpful to those that need it most
Sadly BS has come to realize how serious suicide can be, by loosing two of our most talented members
Ive also noticed that we arent very supportive here in our own community.
We can clearly see that in the whatyalooklike thread.
There could also be a connection in the fact that graffiti is a frowned upon by society. It's hard to make our parents, gf's, etc happy and proud when we are getting arrested and in trouble with the law.
Personally Ive also noticed (no offense to anyone) that graffiti writers tend to be the kinda person that dont fit in with other groups. Usually because as artists we see beyond just fitting in.
Anyways I dont really know what we can cover in this thread, but I'm hoping anyone out there in need of help realizes there are resources for you. People who you can turn to and who wont judge you. People like your school concuiller, kids help line, your teacher, etc and they are usually well trained to deal with depression and suicide.
Being depressed is very common, and I'm sure most people have had the thought of suicide cross their minds. So you are not alone with the pain you feel, we have all been there. The best thing to do is vent, express those feelings to someone you trust because tackeling depression alone is hard and usually we end up in our own deeper ditch of pity.
So to all you out there trying discover if life is worth it, it is but it may take alot of time before you can see that light again. Being happy doesnt happen in a heart beat it can take a whole life time, but dont rush your lifetime and end it early otherwise your pain will be passed on to others that cared deeply for you (and sadly the ones you want to feel your pain wont even care).
Here is the Canada Kids Help Line
The Suicide Information & Education Centre
...and the US
Natl. Referral Network for Kids In Crisis
National "YOUTH" Crisis Helpline
National Hopeline Network
1-800-SUICIDE or 784-2433
SPANUSA-Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network
Suicide Information & Education Center
Survivors of Suicide/American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
http://www.befrienders.org/ - A 24-Hour confidential e-mail service by the Samaritans)