Read at your own risk.
These suicide notes were gathered at the coroners' offices by a suicidologist/psychiatrist who asked to be anonymous. He edited identifying details out of the compiled manuscript, and we changed the names. But the text of each letter plus the age and sex given are real. All these people did kill themselves. Were they ambivalent about it? About half the hundred or so letters we saw seemed to have some element of doubt.
(There's a strange story in computer folklore about a suicide note that appeared late one night on the Arpanet computer network. The other people on the network had regularly corresponded with the mean, but always under the name of his lab not his own name. When the message saying he was killing himself flashed on the screen they tried to call the police, but nobody could identify him, and he died.) -- Art Kleiner
oh, here it is
FYI: 16th street bridge is a five minute walk from my parents house and I cross over it every time I drive into DC. I've only been at the tracks once since then for a photoshoot.
I've done a lot of thinking lately about Nate's suicide and the suicides of two of my sister's classmates following the death of Nate. No less than one month apart. Both students were straight-A kids, and in the IB program. I recently asked a friend of my sister what the school did to help students cope with this. He told me that they singled out all the IB students and had them do some activities but I don't understand why only those students were addressed. The entire school community should have been addressed when Nate first offed himself. Nate was a high school dropout, but also a natural genius. He didn't need school. He went on and off drugs constantly, and I can vividly remember seeing him chug bottles of Robitussin on numerous occasions.