Kimberleygal1 you answered your own question. Yes, was depressed to begin with, that was a huge contributing factor in the reason why she "let" the bullies affect her; it was probably the straw that broke the camel's back.
She was kicked when she was down.
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23-02-2014 18:06 #51
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23-02-2014 18:08 #52
I have battled depression since I was a teenager, so I do understand that many of the comments here are oversimplifying issues. What cases like this highlight to me is a need to instill resilience and positive self-talk in our children, in the hope that the opinions of strangers can be less damaging to a person's overall wellbeing. I wish that I had it in me not to care so much about what others think of me...
23-02-2014 18:31 #53
Is it ok to ask what started the bullying attack on twitter?
23-02-2014 19:16 #54
23-02-2014 19:20 #55
This really ties in with my thread a few days ago about whether the statement 'people treat you how you allow them to treat you' is true and many saying it's far more complex than that.
Clearly she was extremely depressed. I feel terrible for her family
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23-02-2014 19:21 #56
I think it would be much easier said than done to just log off twitter and walk away. The poor woman obviously struggled and it was not her responsibility to not be bullied or to develop at thicker skin.
23-02-2014 20:46 #57
Nothing is as simple as just ignoring it when you are battling this illness. I can only describe my own experience.
Everything gets distorted. Innocent comments get taken to heart. Deeply to heart. It physically hurts. Harsh words that would glide like water of a ducks back when your in a normal mental state are like knives. You're angry, so very angry. You are raw, vulnerable, paranoid and not capable of making rational decisions. You repeat behaviours that end in unsavoury consequences and behave in ways that hurt yourself and others and you feel terrible and guilty and can't explain why you keep doing it. You know you are an awful person and undeserving of any empathy... you know it's going to end badly but you still can't help it. You isolate yourself because your ashamed and embarrassed but can't stand to be alone.. You burden those you love the most. It's suffocating, exhausting, terrifying and it feels like it will never ever end... The feeling of absolute and utter hopelessness.
But it does pass... When you're in it, it's hard to see the light. But it's just an illness of the mind and you can recover. Some just become exhausted by the battle. It's such a tragic illness.
23-02-2014 21:27 #58
And there was alot of anger towards her on Twitter because she judged others on their appearance and what not on tv and to become a spokesperson on bullying seems a bit hypocritical ..i think thats why there was trolling going on.
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23-02-2014 21:59 #59
In the end she lost her battle in a sad & tragic way that I can understand. The mean & nasty voices on the internet probably amplified & mirrored the way the black dog made her feel about herself. This is a life lost to illness, mental illness & I've often wondered why we don't say that someone 'died of depression'?
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