Originally posted by SmArTbEaTz
I blame the parents for not taking more notice in this girls life. She was obviously depressed and suffered from it. The parents should of talked to
her and got her help. This young human was confused and used her BFF (who should of told a adult) as someone to consult with. Some BFF I have
read over 500 articles, posts and seen documentaries about end of the world scenarios, but they are scenarios not facts. You could paralyze yourself
by stepping off a curb the wrong way, but it doesn't mean it will happen. This girl was delusional and needed help to realize what reality is. Now
this girl is dead because her pleas for help were ignored.
My heart does go out to her family though... it's just too bad they didn't involve themselves more in their child's life.
BTW this is a child we are talking about that is no longer on this plane so show some damn respect and stop calling her a coward and the likes...
edit on 19-5-2012 by SmArTbEaTz because: (no reason given)
I strongly agree. This is not something to even joke about.
For those who can't understand why a 16 year old girl, who may have believed in her heart that a global meltdown was near, would prefer to die at
home, rather than in the global chaos, you are the idiots.
There is a message here that parents should heed. The WORST thing you can do when a child starts giving you clues that they are suicidal, is to laugh
it off and try and change the subject. I do not know if she was delusional, but she was obviously depressed, and not dealing well with a very tough
time in her life. Very sad, but probably fairly common, not just in England. Ever wonder why they say "no one listens to me".
I teach science in the U.S. In the past 3 years, I have seen more and more concerns with the end of the world among the teenagers I teach. I explain
to them that this talk is nothing new. I explain that what they are reading is usually posted by people who want to make money, and is often not
supported by even a shred of evidence.
It can be tough when there is so much on the net, TV (Especially the History Channel), parents who have bought in, and worst IMO, other teachers who
are clueless, over supportive, and see everything as a "teachable moment".
We are freaking some of these kids out to the point they are considering suicide. Sure, there were a lot of other issues in this case, and everyone
has a right to say whatever dumb ass stuff they want. I can tell you though, it is having an effect on the youth culture. Why focus and study for a
better future, when the world is going to be over in a few months. Bad enough that this is the first generation in a while that will know a lower
standard of living than their parents, why not make it worse by having the ones who really care simply give up on life, in one way or another.
I hope this Christmas gives everyone a time to reflect, reevaluate our priorities, and develop some common sense.