There have been several tragedies of suicide lately. The deaths of Robin Williams, Lee Thompson Young, Karyn Washington, and Simone Battle were all, indeed, tragic. The two latter names were quite personal to me. These young ladies were around my age; they were successful, beautiful, and appeared to have life all figured out. With that being said, we have no idea the battle the person sitting next to us is fighting. There is a hurt in some people that has been suppressed and managed in a way that many individuals wouldn’t understand and don’t want to understand. It’s time to try to understand and put a halt to losing precious lives.
Karyn Washington was age 22 when she committed suicide. She was a successful life and beauty blogger of the website, For Brown Girls. Karyn struggled with the death of her mother, who battled cancer for five years.
Twenty-five year old, Simone Battle, a pop star within the girl group G.R.L, committed suicide just in this month of September. Her body was found in her West Hollywood home.
Beyond the Lights
This movies arrives in theaters November 14, 2014. It is the story of Noni, a superstar who has surrendered to the ideas of others. She has lost her voice and struggles to regain it. A pivotal scene within this movies involves Noni and her love interest, Kaz. Noni attempts to jump off of a balcony to committ suicide, but just as she begins to fall, Kaz catches her. As Kaz holds a dangling Noni from the balcony, he says to her, “I see you.”
Could these have been the words that these suicide victims needed to hear? Let’s really begin to see each other. You may be the voice that helps someone realize that they are important and that their lives are meaningful. Remember that. Feel free to check out the trailer Beyond the Lights below.
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