A 19-year old MySpace member committed suicide during a live self-broadcast

Philippines
November 22, 2008 2:03am CST
In case you haven't heard about this, a 19-year old MySpace member committed suicide online during a live self-broadcast video on a forum. The guy even made a long suicide note as his last forum post. According to him, he decided to take his life due to his failures. I made a special post about it linking to the series of posts about it. I also included some tips on how to spot and may stop any potential suicidal family member. Here is my post and I hope all of us can learn from it - http://tinyurl.com/6fhmt2
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13 responses
@Jenaisle (4140)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
That's horrible, watching someone do it and you're helpless not being able to do something. I hope this won't be made as a sensation so that the youth won't imitate it. That is a very good topic. Kudos to you for writing about it. happy mylotting.
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Actually, the news is now HOT at Digg and other social sites. I just hope the tips I included will be a guide to all family members, not only parents. Thanks!
@annierose (18961)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
I visited the link and find it very informational and useful. It is very dissapointing to hear news like that. I think the family of that boy should be aware of what is happening on their son. I can't believe that a very young age, he can commit such. He may still have a good life but maybe because of his environment that is why he finally decided to do such horrible thing.
@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
22 Nov 08
How sad he is just 19 year old only , that is really sad yea ... i wonder why people won't wanna cherish their lives yea ....
@michfroi (413)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
because life is full mystery.. his mistake is he take his life which is not the proper solution for this problem. me all my life, i've never been happy but this is life... all i have to do is take it... i just need to be strong. im just lucky i have enough strength not to do what he did, but i've been of doing that before but i really cant do it maybe because i still have the fear of god....
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
I remember last year, a girl also killed herself because it turned out that the guy whom he thought liked him turned out to be a prank. It was a sad story. I guess, kids nowadays are into internet and everyone and even parents should be attentive and pay attention to their kids' activities.
• India
23 Nov 08
well then again if ppl believe that live after that on earth is the key to happiness then y stop them?
@corngrass (727)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 08
I just read the news on newspaper few minutes ago. It was so sad, and i think most of those who watch it will have to face some hard time. What can they do? They watch but can't help anything. It's scary.
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
He was only 19 and no one ever talk to him about life! Sad but this what usually teens do when they are depress stress and lonely. He never look at the future shame and misery life is great and he never had a chance to feel it....
@Crizhant (187)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
So sad to here that, anyway thanks for the info. That kid lacks the guidance of his parents, and i guess he is a loner, coz if he got close friends then he could have been advised and been comforted for any thing that he had failed.
• United States
23 Nov 08
this is crazy to see all the kids sitting back thinking it is funny as they watch somone kill themself. i have seen two different posts on this today and it is so sad to know.
• United States
22 Nov 08
the saddest part is - the people on the message board were egging him on and making fun of him, because they thought he was joking. one of the moderators on the board even called him an "attention wh0re" because she thought he was making it all up. the people didn't call the police for like hours because they noticed he stopped breathing. terrible, terrible occurrence.
@dodo19 (42596)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Nov 08
Wow! This is really sad to hear news like this. And he was only 19 years old too. This is very scary, mainly because he's only a year younger than I am. It's hard for me to imagine how there are some people who feel they can't enjoy life. There are probably always going to be somethings that we will never fully comprehend.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
22 Nov 08
yup I watched it on the news this morning awful that people urged him to do that and on the web at that . HE was only 19 he could have done something to turn life around as he had plenty of time if people had just talked him out of it!
@carmelanirel (20976)
• United States
22 Nov 08
Yes, I heard about it, but I didn't know he had a myspace, though I should have known he would have one. This is very upsetting, that someone felt that bad he would take his own life, because no matter what, there is always an alternative..:(