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The deaths of two teenage girls have prompted Chicago police to issue a warning about the "choking game"—asphyxiating oneself to gain a feeling of euphoria. Within just 2 weeks, the parents of Rebekah Toia, 15, and Angelena Ohanessian, 14, came home to find their children hanged.
The Choking Game is a misunderstood activity causing death and suffering for thousands of families worldwide. It often begins with high-achieving teens choking each other as a way to get high without the risk of getting caught with drugs or alcohol. It ends with thousands of kids dying or suffering permanent brain damage each year.
* Pass-out game
* Fainting game
* Funky chicken
* Space monkey
* Flat liner
* Suffocation roulette
* Something dreaming game
* Cloud nine
* Chinese knock out
*bloodshot or red eyes
*Marks or bruises on the neck
*Belts, shoelaces, leashes and ropes with strange knots
*Frequent severe headaches
*Locked bedroom doors
Disorientation after spending time alone
Don't think it's anywhere near as common as the news likes to make out.
More sensational news to keep people in fear.
Added Note: This game is NOT attempt suicide or autoerotica. Can we please try to keep those two topics from leaking into the discussion.
I will be asking my daughter's middle school principle to show the GASP website video to all students.
Criminal Minds, here in Australia, just ran an episode of a almost identical story.
Originally posted by B3lz3buth
Darwin Awards in progress...
Its just natural selection cleaning up the gene pool.
On the other hand, this "choking game" story gets wheeled out every few months or so.