Have you ever heard of the TV program which starts out as a way to help one on other through thoughts of depression, bullying, poor self esteem,etc? Have you heard of it? Yes I have too. There are scads of them on the air waves these days. So many you can not keep track of them.
The one I bring attention to today in our question of the week does not end like the rest. This one in the end gives teens the message that suicide is the viable answer. The person that does the documentary actually commits suicide and is free in the end. Or so the story goes. But it is not a story. It is real life and our kids, your kids are being gripped to follow suit.
I had not heard about this program prior to Wednesday night church service. The youth pastor brought it to our attention recognizing the spirit from which it stems. He spoke about it to build awareness and I am compelled to give attention here. Ask your kids if they have ever heard of it. Warn them NOT to give it ear. Hear no evil, see no evil, do no evil. But first you must take TIME to TALK about it.
Question of the week: have you heard of a program that starts out wonderfully helpful, relatable even and progresses into glamorizing suicide?