In One Tweet, Chris Brown Proves There's a Problem With How We View Suicide


Tuesday night, singer Chris Brown tweeted about 20-year-old singer Kehlani Parrish’s alleged recent suicide attempt, MSNBC reported, and in 140 characters, managed to perfectly exemplify what’s wrong with how some people view suicide.

“There is no attempting suicide,” he wrote. “Stop flexing for the gram. Doing shit for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look so bad.”

Kehlani had posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed Monday night with an IV in her arm following her attempt, TMZ reported.

Some have spoken up against Brown’s tweet:

Taking a suicide attempt lightly is no laughing matter. About one-third of people who attempt suicide will try again within one year.

We think Chris Brown could benefit from reading some stories from our brave writers who speak up about suicide. Because no one who attempts to take their life should be condemned for “seeking attention” — but offered support.

Here are some of our favorites:

5 Myths About Suicide That Need to be Challenged

Think Before You Say ‘I’m So Bored I Could Kill Myself’

5 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Suicidal — and What to Say Instead

Why I’m Too Scared to Stay Silent About Suicide

If you or someone you know needs help, see our suicide prevention resources.

If you need support right now, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Lead photo source: Chris Brown


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