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Due to the potential vulnerability of young people viewing this page all posts regarding suicide will be deleted regardless of the quality of the writing. Suicide is tragic, traumatic and painful.

If you are having suicidal thoughts to please seek out the help of a loved one, a mental health professional, a teacher or any trusted adult. The teenage years can be confusing, sometimes you just need a little help. Everybody is worthwhile and yes, your life is important. Get help now, right now, even if you have to wake someone up.

By angela, February 3, 2015.
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The suicide epidemic rocked the foundation of the consumerist world. The fear from the media caused anxiety in some, aggression in others. Social media hijacked the biological need to fit in, an area of the brain hard-wired to anxiety by evolution - at a low level it's positive, but exaggerated it's an actual form of torture. It wasn't just the social media though, it was the fashion industry, movies... you name it. So many had a hand in it. The short term solution was to unplug from the fear, the social pressures, the adverts as much as possible... retreat to music, to art and sport... to find time to be with friends and love nature. The real fix was a societal shift away from materialism and back to something soulful, loving, empathic and kind.