How to Write a Facebook Suicide Note

1. Be clear: this is the end
2. Offer advice on how to live a good life
3. Give a sense of how you messed up and why you now must die
4. Quote a relevant historical figure
5. Offer inspiration for upcoming events and regrets that you can’t participate
6. State firmly that no one could have helped you
7. Thank those who did try
8. Share gratitude for everyone else you knew
9. Tie up loose ends: apologize and offer absolution for all sins
10. Ask those to support your family and acknowledge the pain of your survivors
11. Make one request of those who care about you
12. Ask for forgiveness for the pain your death caused
13. Leave a datestamp of your final birth and end of life years
14. Link to 1-3 youtube videos that express your love, struggle, and departure
15. Delete the note
16. Call 9-1-1
17. Let experts support you in your crisis
18. Take a medication to reduce your immediate suffering
19. Learn to live with your pain
20. Accept your most critical faults
21. Cry a lot
22. Forgive yourself for everything
23. Face the fear of writing a completely new story for yourself
24. Make a slow but admirable recovery
26. Be there for your kids
27. Lean on your friends
28. Understand yourself from multiple perspectives
29. Get a dog
30. Laugh at your own fragility
31. Create a wildly imperfect life
32. Develop a creative form of self-expression
33. Help someone through their hard time
34. Find new love
35. Explore the world together for 50-60 more years
36. Let people share their memories while you can still hear them
37. Look back on your whole journey
38. Say goodbye
39. Rest in peace

For Greg

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    Jake Orlowitz

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    The J Curve

    It gets better. First, it gets worse.

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