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"People who kill themselves are selfish."

Well, darling, let me tell you a story,
A story all too true.

A daughter who became a wife, a wife who became a mother.
A mother of three girls...
One just above the age of a toddler,
One at the age of twelve,
And one entering the life of a married adult.

Now, the youngest girl was watching television,
And the oldest at the neighbor's home.

The twelve year old daughter sat at a computer with her closest friend,
When something terrifying happened.

Her mother was in the kitchen, coughing.
The daughter, although unable to see her mother, only could imagine the situation.

The mother walked calmly past the daughter with tears rushing down her face,
And up the stairs she went,
Into her bedroom...
Locking the door behind her.

The daughter, hearing the door lock, didn't bother to check on her mother.
She decided to expect and hope for the best.

Five, maybe ten minutes passed, the daughter still sitting at the computer,
When the mother stumbled down the stairs.
The daughter panicked, as any daughter would.
"Mom," she said. "Did you take pills?"
A few seconds passed before a response.


The daughter demanded her friend to dial 911,
And so the friend did, her hands shaking and struggling to press the numbers.

The daughter and the friend quickly explained the situation.

"The ambulance will be there soon."

The daughter rushed to her mother, who was now collapsed on the floor,
And tried to hold her up, tried to keep her awake.

Minutes passed before the ambulance had arrived.
By that time, the youngest daughter had walked into the kitchen,
Only to find her mother on the floor.
"What happened to mommy?" she cried.

The oldest daughter, seeing the lights of the ambulance, ran into the house.
"What happened?" She screamed, her voice shaking.

The paramedics opened the door, and immediately asked...
"What happened to your mother?"

The twelve year old daughter, the one who witnessed it all,
Spoke in a trembling voice,
Explaining the situation.

People began to ask the mother...

... "I didn't want to bother her anymore."
Yes, this is a true story. Yes, I was the twelve year old daughter. Yes, this is about my mother. Yes, she is still alive.

Thought I would let you guys know... suicide is not a selfish act. In this case, my mother attempted suicide BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR OTHERS.

However, let me say this. 
Suicide eliminates all possibility of anything ever getting better.
I love you guys more than anything.
And remember...

Stay Strong, I'm always here for every one of you. Please remember, you can note me if anything is ever wrong.

Stay beautiful! <3
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DragonessHeart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad someone understands that suicide isn't selfish, we're doing it for others...Sad dummy 
RejectedBandGeek Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
thanks for posting this...I'm glad to hear your mom is okay.
evillionblaze Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is literally, one of the saddest stories i have ever read....  My worst nightmare lived by another....    Suicide is NOT selfish, people who think that are, just.... nevermind. anyways, i'm glad you you and your mother are alright.   
XxSwagmaster9000xX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
goddessofownage Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry but people's ignorance get me so angry. For one thing how dare they call the people who killed themselves "selfish". I find it strange because they only want the victim to survive for others, but what about the victims themselves? Don't you think that's ironic? It's like they don't care about the person who is REALLY suffering. One time, this kid in my class called a girl selfish for killing herself and I was so close to going off on him! Anyway, I'm glad you're mother is alive and okay now, I hope she's getting better.
bigmeanrooster Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Wow how come you haven't written anything new
lilmegs17 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
It never helps anyone though. My dad killed himself when I was 3. everything became harder for everyone involved. I know that sometimes it seems like there is no way out but then just keep searching... there has to be a better answer somewhere. Thank u for this
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for posting this, i'm myself attempted suicide several times because of the pain of a depressive illness. I hope your mother's getting better 

Anyone who thinks attempting suicide is "selfish" or a "cowards way" is a sh*t and a lowlife. Fuck you, you have no idea what it's like!

Diomedeez Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay strong, even though we don't know you, everyone here is thinking of you!
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you SO much dear friend! 
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