I was never one to think suicide would be an issue to anyone in my family but in reality it is. When I was in hs my cousin committed suicide in his own home. His parents went out and he was home babysitting his little sister. He left her in the living room watching tv and went inside the bathroom and found a way to use a head scarf to hang himself. His little sister discovered the body.
When we asked what would cause him to do such a thing, his parents said he was unhappy. They said people use to always make fun of his head size and I guess he got fed up. (I don't know if that was his whole issue because I didn't know this cousin at all...my first time seeing him was at his own funeral sad to say). His parents kind of felt responsible because they didn't detect he would do this because as they look back, there were signs. The most obvious sign was that he was giving away his things to all his "friends" the week before committing suicide.
I was sad by this incident because technically, he is my cousin, but it didn't really affect me all too much because I didn't know him. But now I'm getting some really disturbing news
I'm on the phone with my mom today and she informs me that my little sister, whom I am very close to, wrote a 5pg suicidal letter. I'm not exactly sure what the whole letter is saying but my mom said she stated she just wasn't happy and she feels that my mom and aunts treat her badly. I don't know the rest that is stated in this letter but it really has me worried. Everytime I speak to my little sister, she seems fine and pretty happy, but I guess suicidal people usually do seem that way. I mean she's talking to me about her birthday which is coming and both of our graduation and her prom. Things she's very excited about.
I mean I guess I can speak to her about it, but it can only be over the phone since I'm so far away. I wouldn't want her to do anything to herself because that would really hit "home".
I just don't know what to do...