Below is the final entry on the tumblr account of Jamie Hubley, a 15-year-old boy who committed suicide in late 2011:
Im a casualty of love.
Well, Im tired of life really. Its so hard, Im sorry, I cant take it anymore.
First Id like to mention my friends Nancy, Abby, Colleen, jemma, and Kasia
Being sad is sad : /. I’v been like this for way to long. I cant stand school, I cant stand earth, I cant stand society, I cant stand the scars on my arms, I cant fucking stand any fucking thing.
I dont want my parents to think this is their fault either… I love my mom and dad : ) Its just too hard. I dont want to wait 3 more years, this hurts too much. How do you even know It will get better? Its not.
I hit rock fucking bottom, fell through a crack, now im stuck.
My favorite singers were lady gaga , Adele , Katy perry, and Jessie james, Christina aguilara and most of all I think KASIA!!! I LOVED Singing, and she helped me a lot : ) Im not that good at it though :”/, Im going to miss you guys
(well You know who you are, But to the people who didnt like me (many) A big fuck you, Go ride a unicorn. But w/e I love you anyway.)
Remember me as a Unicorn :3 x) MAybe in my next life Il be a flying squirreel ￼
I’Il fly away.
We often hear about school bullying when it’s too late.
Children are killing themselves because of it and I’m disgusted.
I was bullied a lot in school and I am ashamed to say that I participated in it too. Bullying down the food chain is one appropriate usage of the term “shit always rolls downhill.”
One of the worst ways that we all participate in bullying is being the silent witness. When I worked for an organization rampant with workplace bullying I was told that it wasn’t bullying if there was not a complaint.
“If the ‘victim’ doesn’t make the complaint Joey, there’s nothing I can do.” said the maladroit manager.
I think a lot of people choose to turn a blind-eye to bullying because it’s something many of experienced as kids and it’s part of “growing up.”
What we must remember is that back in the good old days when we grew up, a text message was something written on a piece of paper and handed around the room and tweeting was something birds did. Kids today have to deal with so much more than we did and to think otherwise is putting your head in the sand. They can no longer escape bullies while at home with Facebook, Youtube and Twitter used as mediums of adolescent torture, (where the cowardly perpetrator can hide behind a screen name.)
In my life, I’ve met so many brave young people dealing with bullying in their lives. It’s so difficult to make the point that it does get better. The long-dark tunnel of high school does have a light at the end of it and the bullies you know today will eventually end up with what they’ve contributed to society…
Or they’ll end up in the RCMP (just kidding!)
Dr Martin Luther King Jr said that we won’t remember the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends and I agree.
I’m reaffirming my commitment to be a voice for those without one. I will no longer be a silent witness to bullying and I’m encouraging and challenging everyone reading this to do the same.
George Harrison sang “Here Comes the Sun” and it’s true.
It may be a long, cold and lonely winter but the ice slowly melts, smiles return to the faces because here comes the sun.
It’s all right.
Wear something pink on February 27th to let victims of bullying that they are not alone.