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    Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    The story can be found here (Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide, Cites Depression, School Troubles)


    I just wanted to bring this to people's attention. Personally, this story is very saddening. This prompts me to ask the question: How do you think we can end this trend of gay teen suicides?

    I think that this only shows why we need to create strict rules and enforce them when it comes to bullying, especially when it comes to matters such as these. I think that there should be an open network of parents, teachers, and school counselors which a kid can come to and talk about their problems.

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    Jamie Hubley, a gay 15 year old from Ottawa, Canada, committed suicide on Friday.

    The 10th grade student documented his life, including his depression and the hardships of being a gay teen, in a blog, reports the Ottawa Citizen.
    The blog, called "You Can't Break... When You're Already Broken" featured posts with numerous references to and photos of self harm and cutting, pictures of guys kissing and mentions of wanting a boyfriend, and bleak, ominous messages like "Sometimes I wish the breeze would just take me with it," "The only thing worse than being hated is being ignored. At least when they hate you they treat you like you exist," and "Suicides is always an option."

    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    This prompts me to ask the question: How do you think we can end this trend of gay teen suicides?
    Is it a trend? I know there's been more noise about it recently, but that's not the same thing.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Is it a trend? I know there's been more noise about it recently, but that's not the same thing.
    Well, it may or may not be a trend. But still, that aside, how do you think we can attempt to curb the amount, if not completely end, teen suicides, especially among those of the LGBT community?
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Well, it may or may not be a trend. But still, that aside, how do you think we can attempt to curb the amount, if not completely end, teen suicides, especially among those of the LGBT community?
    You can't. Why would you single out the LGBT community?

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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    The suicide of any child is sad. I'll bet more straight kids kill themselves than gay kids. Why are gay suicides more important than straight suicides?
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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    The suicide of any child is sad. I'll bet more straight kids kill themselves than gay kids.
    Probably, in absolute numbers. I would guess however, although I have not looked for any figures to back this up, that gay students kill themselves in higher percentages. The suicide of any student, gay or straight, is a terrible tragedy though.
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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    You can't. Why would you single out the LGBT community?
    Did you read carefully what I wrote?

    "how do you think we can attempt to curb the amount, if not completely end, teen suicides, especially among those of the LGBT community?"
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    Yes, it's a tragedy. It's not only gay people who commit suicide, though.

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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Did you read carefully what I wrote?

    "how do you think we can attempt to curb the amount, if not completely end, teen suicides, especially among those of the LGBT community?"
    Cut their tax rates?

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    Re: Jamie Hubley, Gay 15-Year-Old Ottawa, Canada Teen Commits Suicide

    You don't "fix" gay suicide by making life more difficult/unfair for straight people.

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