With the recent, tragic, and unnecessary death of bullying victim Amanda Todd, I believe that it is time to talk about suicide openly. Having the nation begin to talk about bullying and suicide prevention should have happened a long time ago. I am sad that it has taken an end to a life to begin talking about suicide so openly but it is something we must talk about to prevent it.
It's now been two weeks since the tragic, allegedly bullying-induced suicide of B.C. teenager Amanda Todd first made headlines around the world, but if the steady output of Canadian editorial pages is any indication, there's still much to say. It's hard to deny the sheer poetic justice in the volume of sympathy and thoughtfulness born from the aftermath of an episode of such overbearing nihilism and cruelty. Not that some haven't gone too far, of course.
Amanda Todd, a Vancouver-area teenager who killed herself after she was bullied, is being mourned by shocked citizens, many of them asking how her life could have been saved. The teen, who used YouTub...
A B.C. teen, who killed herself after years of bullying, has sparked a debate on how to stop online attacks and provide help to victims. Her YouTube video has also left a legacy. Amanda Todd, 15, was...
A Vancouver-area teen who used YouTube to share her heart-wrenching story of being bullied online and beaten at school has killed herself, unleashing a torrent of social media condolences and soul-sea...