Read this article from the Star Ledger about the recent suicide in our area. The headline says it all “Another suicide, another Monmouth County community stricken with familiar grief.” And it only gets worst from there.
There is no sympathy for our community or the family who lost their loved one.
Honestly, this article makes me mad. The language they use throughout it disgusts me.
Coming from a journalist’s perspective…this is very poorly written. It is very biased and you can see exactly how the reporter feels about the topic. He has no sympathy for our community and what we have been through. To him, it is just “another suicide.” Now everything this reporter is saying is true; however, his language and tone is all wrong.
“Another teen dead on the tracks. Another suicide,” the article said.
No. It is not just another teen dead on the tracks or another suicide. He was a person and a member of our community. It is a very tragic loss for the community.
To top matters off, a commenter wrote “Homicide for the poor, suicide for the rich.”
I’m sorry, but who are you?
It would be easy to write suicide off as teenagers from rich areas complaining about meager things and ending their life when they do not get it.
But it is not that simple.
Suicide is a condition that is not for one demographic. It is a very tragic thing that occurs because that child/teen/adult at the time thinks he/she has no other way out. It can happen to anyone and it can happen for many reasons.
And unfortunately, our area has gotten more than its fair share of suicides.
But that does not mean you can write an article or post a comment that is so inconsiderate. You are not just being inconsiderate to those who passed away, but also to those in the community who are effected by this tragedy.
Yes, our community has faced many suicides in the past four years. But to dismiss it as something so simple and ignorant as “suicide for the rich” disgusts me.
Suicide is a very complicated and emotionally wrenching situation that happens when an individual feels trapped, like there is no way out.
Our community has faced many suicides, yes that is true, but we are working our hardest to get help to people who need it.
We have been through a lot, and we would never wish this to happen to anyone else.
Luckily, these tough times have made us stronger than ever.
We are warriors, and we are strong.