It began in 2009, when she started to go in and out of doctors` offices trying to find the cause of her digestion and intestinal issues. Six years later she was finally emitted into a hospital, where they took blood, MRI`s, x-rays, scopes, and the root of her problems were still not found. After having gone through all these tests and reaching no diagnosis Taylor became “sick of feeling sick [and] didn’t want to be here anymore.” She said that “school and family issues,” as well as “college and the ACT,” contributed to her suicidal thoughts. All of these constant str...
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...r issues. She did find she could confide in her teachers and close friends.
The commonality of the phrase “go kill yourself” has come to her awareness. When she returned to school, this phrase was uttered on numerous occasions and led Taylor to experience numerous breakdowns in the bathrooms. Her classmates didn’t say this out of contempt and anger, however, they said it with full jovialness and complete ignorance of the actual meaning of their words. Even her brother, who is fully aware of his sister`s struggles, continues to use this saying. Taylor will always be deeply disturbed by the use of suicide as a comedic punchline and she feels that “people should take into consideration and think when they say stuff like that.” Taylor knows that she is not the only one who struggles with mental health, and she knows that the use of this phrase doesn’t just affect her.
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