Everybody wishes they could take a vacation, or at least a break from life at times. I think sleep is our break, and dreams are the vacations. When something attacks you mentally, attacks to the point a break or vacation seems impossible, the only option you think left is to leave. This is where so many people, in fact too many people have thought wrong. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Leaving your loved ones with a permanent problem and loss.
In 2001, my cousin Jeremy James Lipinski ended his life. I was only 7 at the time, but still remember his funeral like it was yesterday. Hours before he killed himself my mother and I had visited him. My mind explodes in thought almost everyday questioning whether I could have somehow prevented this. A simple colored picture, a hug, anything? It's too late now. He ended his life, but created a family full of unanswered questions and pain.
In 2010 a boy I went to school with was charged for alleged rape against a young girl. After she experienced cyber bullying, harassment in school, even having dog crap thrown at her. She ended her life. The charges were dropped as "there was no longer a victim", but the bullying didn't end. Her memorial page was full of horrible comments from fellow students.
Studies have shown that the part of your brain that mentally affects you (let's call this the "norm") takes 5+ years to go back to the "norm" after experiencing an amputation. 20+ for parents who lost a child in a tragic accident, such as a car crash. As for parents of a child who committed suicide, there has been not one study showing them back to their "norm".
Nobody deserves to understand what hate is. Nobody deserves to be bullied to the point of death. Nobody deserves to lose a child to suicide. Every life has a meaning. Every person is loved. Every goal can be accomplished. Happiness is around the corner, you just have to keep walking. The next time you want to make an evil comment towards somebody, just remember one thing. Sticks and stones may break a few bones, but words can lead anybody to suicide. Your words.