Whales and butterflies: the opinion of a teenager about groups of death and teenage suicide
After the publication in Novaya Gazeta of an article on how adolescents in social networks are brought to suicide, discussions on the Internet do not stop. Journalists prepare public posts about the suicide of Vkontakte and publish one investigation after another, psychologists give advice on the prevention of teenage suicide. Moms rushed to ask the teenage children about whales and butterflies.
In this information flow it is important and valuable to hear the voice of the adolescents themselves, and understand what they think about the strange fashion for suicidal moods.
Fourteen-year-old schoolgirl Lisa Skulskaya on its Facebook page published an amazingly accurate and well-placed post about why children seek to harm themselves or take their own lives. And as parents should behave with a teenager who turned out, or runs the risk of being in the power of such sentiments.
What the girl writes is not just about suicide. Among adolescents there are problems that are fraught with irreversible consequences: bullying and violence, drugs, anorexia.
Read this text carefully. Perhaps Lisa’s thoughts will help prevent a catastrophe in your family.
A sound reaction to this is not and can not be. The most important thing is not to rush to extremes. If you scream, a person will feel even more abandoned and lonely. If you behave as calmly as possible, a person will be upset because he is not considered an adult, that you are indifferent to him. We are not children or adults, that's why it's so difficult for us. Listen to us, your own and others.
This project promotes freedom from salfharma, replacing it with drawing butterflies, which are a symbol of freedom. It is supported, for example, by the soloist of the broken emo group My Chemical Romance. Once at a fan meeting, noticing the cuts on his fan's wrists, he drew a butterfly next to him and asked her every time she wanted to touch the blade, draw one more on top.
Yes, now I want to hug, pull and protect us. And then what?
Despite the prevalence of the opinion that all the evil from the Internet, it can be obtained from anywhere from the wall entrance or inscription. There is no exit on the subway door.