I got this on myspace
This is a project that I grew rather found of, rather quickly. In minutes, actually.
Suicide is my cause. And this is my way of working at it.
Some/ most people won't understand how this is helping, or making me feel like I'm helping, but I'm very passionate about this, and this is very important to me.
This only asks that you write the word "love" on your fore-arm, and I'm trying to collect as many picture of everybody's arms as I can. So if you decide to do this, please PM the picture to me, or email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here is what I got a few days ago:
Originally Posted by Write "Love" On Your Arm
In Honor of:
18 out of 274,000 teens kill themselves
1 in 5 teens consider (think) suicide.
1 in 6 made plans
1 in 12 had attempted suicide
8 out of 10 ask for help before the commit suicide
THE PAINS NEEDS TO END NOW.
Starting on Sunday write the word Love (in any language) on your Forearm.
Please invite as many people as possible.
I plan to do this every Sunday (probably with make-up instead of marker, though), and no, none of you have to go to such extremes as that.
But please, support this with me.
This is one of the lamest things ever, most people who do it don't believe in it & just do it because it's a fad. AND NO! I'm not just saying this, it's much like those charity wrist bands where people ended up buying fakes anyways which didn't fund charity.
All this faux protesting/awareness raising makes me feel sick I bet in a years time most people wont give a shit about this and would of moved onto something different, the way I see it is if your not 100% commited in believing something DONT DO IT. Suicide has been a long problem and whilst it's sad more often then not I see it as an incredibly selfish thing for someone to do, but I'm not raggining on the cause here, it is a good one it's just the people behind it... are... for the most part... totally fake.
I just don't understand why such things take such forms, it's like a fucked up chain letter which someone will claim 'u know that love fad? YEA I totally started that' WOW UR SO AWESOME. It will get to the stage where people won't know what they are standing for much like Che Guevera t-shirts, I dislike few things in my life strongly (despite what some of you may think) and people doing faux awareness raising and faux protesting are one of them, it's petty and all goes down to fads and fashion... most people who have done this probably won't fully understand the cause... END OF STORY.
SO no, i'm not going to write LOVE on my arm, what I will do is try to make people I know and care about feel good about themselves if they are down & thats all you can do really.
1 in 12 teens have attempted suicide? I don't think thats right at all, 1 in 5 considering... maybe in a brief flash.