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After reading about the apparent suicide of Don Cornelius earlier today reports have surfaced that a 17-year-old Houston, TX girl has taken her life after tweeting about her suicidal thoughts on Twitter and   Tumblr.  Ashley Duncan was a student at Bell Aire High School and had made several posts on the internet about getting a gun and a plan that she had to kill herself due to the pain that she was in.

Below are two posts and a picture from from Ashley’s Tumblr and Twitter.

if you know or have known what it feels like to want to die every minute second hour day week month year then you feel me. I’m not here to put my business out like y’all care or for y’all to feel sorry for me but this is the only way I can vent. Im not complaining because I know it’s people out in this world that has it a lot worse but what you don’t understand is I really have it bad. I might not struggle financially but I struggle emotionally and mentally and I think that’s the worst struggle. the only thing that made me happy is gone. So in asking why can’t it be my choice to die now? I’m miserable. I’m just a dead stoner pill head walking and nobody notices it but me. One day I won’t be here anymore and that’ll be the happiest day of my life but for the ones that say they love me its gonna hurt but fuck it I’m tired and I’m done with this life.

..I should’ve went through with my plan, I wouldn’t have to feel or deal. Like I said yesterday I’m tired as fuck and ready for this shit to be over and the shit I’m referring to is my life! peace ✌

Depression is a major issue that needs to be addressed.  There has got to be a better way of recognizing the signs and helping out the people who need it the most.   This young lady could have been helped, and I know that there are millions of other folks out there who are feeling the effects of depression.

I didn’t know Ashley or Don Cornelius personally but I know that we are losing people left and right of all age groups, nationalities, and class to the disease of depression.  If you can do something to save someone who you think is suffering, please help them!



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  1. Arbra Evans on said:

    Young People, I will listen to U, I promise U there is a way out , but U must reach out to People. I am in Face book, Arbra Evans, I will listen to U. God All Mighty that Knows your every Pain and Plan, Has a Plan for your life. Reach out to God, for Help. God do have a Plan for U; ” Call upon me, God said, for I will answer you, and show U great and mighty things which U know not.” Get into a Bible scriptual Church, and there God’s People will help U. Supress the idea of suicide, and call upon God. Amen, and Amen

  2. Kristin on said:

    WOW, I saw this the other day. She cried out for help several times and nobody came! It is truly sad! She had so much life left to live. RIP Ashley! Parents need to pay more attention to their kids social networking. I know it’s not always possible but you must try! All the warning signs were online!

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