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(Daily Mail)   Scary: Depressed 13-year-old boy cuts himself. Scarier: Posts on Instagram that he is going to kill himself on his birthday. Better: His mom finds out and asks for letters of support on facebook. BEST: He has received thousands and is doing better   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 235
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2013-03-11 11:52:46 AM
FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!
 
2013-03-11 11:59:09 AM

xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!


So we know he is fat and ugly. We'll just have to take the other kids word for it that he was annoying and a loser.


/aisle seat please. I am also fat and like to let my fat hang out into the aisle.
 
2013-03-11 12:07:57 PM
If I wasn't absolutely positive that I wanted to kill myself, having thousands of people knowing about it surely would push me over the edge.
 
2013-03-11 12:11:39 PM
GREATEST:  Profit?
 
2013-03-11 12:16:44 PM
I know this is an assumption the size of the Milky Way, but that single picture of the mother screams "I AM THE MOST IMPORTANT CREATURE IN THE WORLD." I bet the kid is suffering due to the mother's ignorance of parenting.

/giant, massive assumptions and generalizations.
//Wha father whar?
 
2013-03-11 12:22:57 PM
that's not cutting, that's scratching.
 
2013-03-11 12:34:55 PM

jaylectricity: If I wasn't absolutely positive that I wanted to kill myself, having thousands of people knowing about it surely would push me over the edge.


I suppose this joke works less, since he posted about it himself on instagram.
 
2013-03-11 12:39:33 PM
Needs more bo staff martial arts.
 
2013-03-11 12:39:42 PM
I've seen two guys talking about "gonna suicide tomorrow" already and the day is only half over. Does anyone really do this?

/me hangs out on the ass of the internet
 
2013-03-11 12:42:15 PM
13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.
 
2013-03-11 12:42:29 PM
Well if suicide is a cry for attention, he is getting more than he ever needs. But in a few days, when the letters dry up, he will have to do another stunt to feel loved.

Neglect sucks. But they are putting a band aid on an axe wound. This is going to be just like one of those restaurants Ramsey "helps", except no one is going to be around on closing day.
 
2013-03-11 12:43:02 PM
jaylectricity: If I wasn't absolutely positive that I wanted to kill myself, having thousands of people knowing about it surely would push me over the edge.

!!!This is now an 80s hip hop thread!!!

It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under
It's like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder
How I keep from going under

Broken glass everywhere
People pissing on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, I can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat
I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far
Cause a man with a tow-truck repossessed my car

Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head, ah huh-huh-huh
 
2013-03-11 12:43:40 PM
This story has failed to end itself in an efficient and painless manner.
 
2013-03-11 12:43:56 PM

FARK rebel soldier: I've seen two guys talking about "gonna suicide tomorrow" already and the day is only half over. Does anyone really do this?

/me hangs out on the ass of the internet


Maybe it's the DST time change.
 
2013-03-11 12:45:07 PM
This is how it should work. Not sure about MD, but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.
 
2013-03-11 12:45:15 PM
Achievement: Attention Whore status
 
2013-03-11 12:47:20 PM
The mom, Karen Brocklebank, came up with idea to help her son cope with the hard times he was facing.

Which apparently didn't include involuntary commitment to a mental health facility.
 
2013-03-11 12:47:59 PM
didn't rtfa but middle school sucks. I know everyone biatches about HS but MS was 10x worse for me and I wasn't particularly popular by any stretch of the word. Also I don't like attention whores.
 
2013-03-11 12:48:00 PM

xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!


You were never bullied as a kid were you? Lucky you. The problem with being bullies is EVERYTHING you do becomes a target for them. 'Hey fatty, why don't you exercise?' becomes 'haha, look at the fat kid trying to run', which becomes 'why do you care so much about looking good, you shallow asshole'.

I'm not saying he shouldn't exercise because of that by any means, but it should be done for him, not them, because it won't help the problem. The best solution I found was to make a bigger effort to socialise, find a couple of people who share your interests and genuinely don't care what you look like.

The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network, whether that's friends, parents or random strangers from the internet sending you mail.
 
2013-03-11 12:48:12 PM
Where's his dad in all this, I wonder.

Mother made him fat (no other woman will want my little butterball and he'll be with me for all time).

Father needs to break her grip and get the kid out of doors and into life.

He's fortunate, in that he's more fat than he is ugly.
 
2013-03-11 12:48:43 PM
Emo kid gets attention. Film at 11.
 
2013-03-11 12:49:19 PM

LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.


THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.
 
2013-03-11 12:52:04 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-11 12:53:35 PM
I heard a place called  4chanis a wonderful online community for support and comfort. He could post his pictures there. Supposedly, the posters there are full of advice.
 
2013-03-11 12:54:04 PM
He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' 'loser,' and 'TotalFark target demographic', amongst other terrible names.
 
2013-03-11 12:54:08 PM
When kids are in trouble FARK is not slow
Its pick pick pick and away FARK goes..


Hey maybe FARK can beat  /b/ to the punch once and get a kid to cap hisself? Wouldnt that be a proud day!
 
2013-03-11 12:54:19 PM

Tommy Moo: but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.


And you can't even have a 40-oz soda pop anymore.

NY sucks.
 
2013-03-11 12:54:32 PM
Maybe mom should have been a little more attentive to what is going on in her kids life.
 
2013-03-11 12:55:12 PM
Personal advice from me as I had to deal with it as a kid. It will get better, but sometimes you have to use humor and retort against their actions and/or just learn to walk away fast. Though sometimes there's a situation where the bully has you in a corner with no teachers and they will have it in their head to fight, so just swing one fist at their cheek, you'll be surprised on how fast they go down and never bother you again.
 
2013-03-11 12:55:20 PM
Sure. Legitimize his misguided teenage angst so the next time he feels bad and thinks about suicide he'll think it's justified and actually do it.
 
2013-03-11 12:56:18 PM

shifty lookin bleeder: He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' 'loser,' and 'TotalFark target demographic', amongst other terrible names.


Watch yourself, sonny, or someone'll sponsor your ugly, fat, losering ass.
 
2013-03-11 12:56:29 PM
Successful AW is successful.
 
2013-03-11 12:56:49 PM
Huh, I thought people only used to Instagram to upload photos of their culinary conquests. Lord knows I care so deeply what random 20-something girls are eating.
 
2013-03-11 12:58:45 PM
ThunderChild: ...The only thing that can get someone to feel better about themselves is a good support network....

This. QFT.

/Get some frickin' mental help, kid. Please. And fast.
 
2013-03-11 12:59:22 PM
It is ALWAYS OK to pick on fatties on FARK. Unless they are ethnic or trying to gay marry or get abortions or something. Then it aint cool AT ALL.
 
2013-03-11 01:00:48 PM

mikaloyd: Hey maybe FARK can beat  /b/ to the punch once and get a kid to cap hisself? Wouldnt that be a proud day!


That would take some time. He has enough letters to give him the warm fuzzies for a while. In a weeks time, Fark will have forgotten about him.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:05 PM

Gifted Many Few: But they are putting a band aid on an axe wound.


I'm sure that if the kid could put his band aid on an axe wound, he'd cheer right up.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:16 PM
Tommy Moo:
This is how it should work. Not sure about MD, but in NY he'd be put under mental health arrest, which involves no actual care, and is little different that prison. They hold you for 72 hours and keep you under constant surveillance, while denying you access to shoestrings, silverware, etc. Just what every depressed kid needs: to be stripped of his dignity and paraded around a hospital with his shoes falling off, shoveling mashed potatoes into his mouth with his bare hands like a toddler. Most people come out feeling everything they went in with, plus anger and humiliation on top.

Here in Ontario, they shuffle you between prisons faster than your family can keep track so they never visit you, don't give you any mental health care, and keep you under constant suicide watch wearing nothing but a paper gown, but when you actually try to commit suicide, issue the guards with orders that they have to just stand around and watch you do it.

mbillips:
THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.

I must have been an unusually well-adjusted 13-year-old.  As I recall, the only thing raw was the skin on my palms.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:23 PM

mbillips: LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.

THIS. I was fairly popular at 13, played football and was in the band, and was still miserable. One big raw nerve; worst year of my life for no reason other than being 13.


Make that 13 through 15. Old enough to feel constrained, too young to have any freedom. Double misery bonus for suburban kids.
 
2013-03-11 01:01:48 PM

LDM90: 13 was the worst age. Get well soon kid.


THIS
 
2013-03-11 01:02:27 PM
Hoping at least one of those letters just said: "Can I have your stuff?"
 
2013-03-11 01:04:22 PM
www.marketoracle.co.uk
 
2013-03-11 01:05:05 PM

stonicus: Hoping at least one of those letters just said: "Can I have your stuff?"


OMG i'm a sick puppy for laughing at this.
 
2013-03-11 01:05:08 PM
And when this kid grows into an adult and has the same feelings of loneliness and insecurity the same people worried about him will be the ones making fun of him for "not being a man" and "being too sensitive" and telling him to "man up!", etc.

It doesn't end and it never does.  No matter how successful you are, no matter how much weight you lose...you will always be the miserable child you are now and nobody will ever treat you any differently no matter how many lying words they use on an internet forum to try to make themselves look better than they are.
 
2013-03-11 01:05:41 PM
Genocide is UNCOOL, ok?
 
2013-03-11 01:05:46 PM
Great news for the kid.  Bad news for business.

/owns a Big & Tall Casket Emporium
//the short, fat kids' coffins cost the most because they're usually sports themed
 
2013-03-11 01:05:48 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-11 01:06:54 PM

EvilEgg: xanadian: FTFA: Noah Brocklebank, a seventh-grader from Columbia, Md., has been bullied by his classmates for years. He's been called 'fat,' 'ugly,' 'annoying,' and loser,' amongst other terrible names.

1. Kids are assholes, *especially* at that age, and I'm glad the kid is getting help.
2. If he's so bothered by not just the name-calling, and it's his physique that's drawing all this negative attention, there's a solution: GET IN SHAPE, GO OUTSIDE, BE ACTIVE. Mommy Dearest, this is YOUR cue as a parent to support him in this.
3. He's no fatter than 90% of the other kids I see these days, but he's gotta lose that Bieber do. Yipes!

So we know he is fat and ugly. We'll just have to take the other kids word for it that he was annoying and a loser.


/aisle seat please. I am also fat and like to let my fat hang out into the aisle.


And now we know he's a quitter who never follows through.
 
2013-03-11 01:07:15 PM
boy, i really hope that he doesnt relapse when all the attention goes away.
 
2013-03-11 01:07:21 PM

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What do you want you moon-faced assassin of joy?
 
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