Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Bridgend suicide hits 17!

I've just read the news that another teenager in Bridgend, Wales has committed suicide today. I can't believe it. That makes it the 17th suicide in just a few months. There were two more suicides last week too, both cousins.
Something strange is definitely happening in Bridgend. 17 suicides in any one place in such a short space of time is bizarre, but in a town as small as Bridgend is unheard of! Apparently, the police are saying there's no links, but surely there must be something. There's been talk of a suicide cult stemming from Bebo.com but nobody's certain.
Those poor families who are affected down there. I'm dreading reading the paper tomorrow incase there's another. It seems to be a very common occurrence lately.


pharmolo said...

I think, Stevie, they want to stop highlighting Bridgend as a suicide hotspot. It puts ideas into people's heads :-(

edwardssoapy said...

Dear Stevie,

Bridgend is not very far from where I live.  I can't believe all that has happened.  I'd agree, there is definitely something strange is going on.  The question we ask is 'Why?'.  17 is just shocking.  So manyy people with their lives to look forward to.  My sympathies go out to all the families affected.


ally123130585918 said...

Stevie I thought this was strange ~ let us hope they can get to the bottom of so many youngsters taking their own lives ~ Ally x

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((STEVIE)))))))))))))))))))))))I am sorry to hear that happend.I pray for thoes familys.

redpoppy007 said...

It is such a waste of precious human life.
I am sorry to hear of it.
I feel for the families left behind..
they never get over it.

nightmaremom said...

ohhhhh hon that is so sad and I have to think like you.. it's something.
hugs to you
love ya

lanurseprn said...

OMG how SAD! If it's so small a place as you say....there has to be some connection that the investigators are missing. Weird.

lanurseprn said...

I forgot to say that it sounds like a horror movie plot, too!

jeadie05 said...

I think this is so strange ,and that there is more to this than meets the eye ..love Jan xx

gazker said...

I think theres been another one by now as I am so late with reading my alerts. It's so sad that this seems to be happening. I have read about people saying how selfish it is to take ones own life, but maybe if those people knew ho these people felt inside, they woudn't say that.
Gaz x

emabecmar said...

how sad that is. i feel so sorry for the families of these children. ((((((hugs)))))))
Love ya,
Cindy xoxoxox

luddie343 said...

As painful as it is, these suicide clusters do occur now and again, seeming for no explicable reason.  But many times the cause is traced back to one young person with a hopeless outlook, who's deed "inspires" others feeling the same way to take that final step.  Sadly, all they want is to be out of pain, not dead.  CATHY