Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 18, 2014
Hang on and be kind

The last month has been an eye opener for the average Tooele County teen. The number of suicides has touched all of us, and we are learning that what people say and do can hurt us emotionally, mentally and physically. Suicides affect so many people — the parents whose kid kill themselves, the family members, the friends, girlfriends or boyfriends. It’s a hard, emotional thing in so many people’s lives.

I want to let people who are suicidal know that it is normal to go through life and think about suicide once or twice. It is so easy to feel alone, but there is always help. Life may seem hard and you may fall and never want to get back up. However, just take it day-by-day and tell yourself that tomorrow might be better. There will be better days.

Two of the main reasons why I believe people kill themselves are over relationships or because of bullying. I really like this quote by Macklemore:  “Suicide is stupid? You wanna know what is stupid? Hurting someone so much emotionally that they think suicide is the only answer.”

Let’s be kind.

Mackenzie Gloria Morton


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