A Tragic Story of a Bullied Canadian Teen
Jamie Hubley's Bio
While looking up this subject, i find pages and pages of bullied Canadian teens. Each story more revolting than the next, and most of these stories end in suicide. Sadly, that was the end to Jamie Hubley's story, when on October 17th, 2011, the news broadcasts started to blow up with his story.Hubley (Jamie's Dad) said the bullying began when Jamie was in Grade 7 , because he was a figure skater.He was also openly gay in high school, and was viciously bullied. He was bullied so severely, that he was put on two different anti-depressants, and they didn't seem to work. He self-harmed, and was suicidal. He even blogged about it. His blog was called "You can't break....When you're already broken". in his blog, he talked about his self-harming, suicidal thoughts, his bullying experiences, and even wrote some poetry. But Jamie's life wasn't always like this. He was a singer, he was outgoing and fun-loving, always wanting to give people hugs. On the outside, he looked like the happiest kid. But on the inside, he was screaming. Jamie could have been then 'next best singer', he could've ran for prime minister, he could've raised a family. But, now that Jamie's gone, people can only think of what could've been. What should've been.
Nobody should ever have to be pushed that far. So far past the breaking point that they think that the only way out, is to be out permanently. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. And i really wish that Jamie was still with us today. There are many resources that you can use to reach out for help. Kids help phone Is a great one for seeing a counselor on the phone immediately. They are also very confidential, you don't even have to give them your name! Also try talking to a trusted adult (ex.your parents, teachers, aunt, older sister) Even if you don't think the problem is 'that big of a deal', it is still extremely important to ask for help.