Jay Asher author of Thirteen Reasons Why and Logic artist of "1-800-273-8255", proves how behind every suicide are crucial reasons to why they kill themselves. Therefore, people who affected their decision to die should know and understand how they were involved in it.
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, is about a girl named Hannah Baker who committed suicide. Clay Johnson is one of the thirteen people who got a box of tapes filled with why she killed herself. Each tape is designated to one person and contains the information on how their actions affected her death.
Hannah Baker from Thirteen Reasons Why sent a set of tapes to each person who affected her death. This not only showed others her pain but also how the pain accumulated and got worse. “A rumor started a reputation that other people believed in and reacted to. And sometimes a rumor has a snowball effect. A rumor is just the beginning.” (Jay Asher 43). Also, Hannah changes her appearance suddenly by cutting her hair quite noticeably. According to Jay Asher, “The Warning Signs of a Suicidal Individual[…] ‘a sudden change in appearance.’ I tugged on the ends of my newly cropped hair.”(173)
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Suicide is the topic of “1-800-273-8255” by Logic, he talks about how his life doesn’t matter and nobody cares about him, but he pretends to be okay. He asserts this by stating, “I've been praying for somebody to save me, no one's heroic/ And my life don’t even matter/ I know it, I know it, I know I'm hurting deep down but can’t show it.” Also, nobody cares how their actions will affect him, which he confirms by stating, “Ain't nobody callin’[sic] my phone/ Where you been? Where you at? What's on your mind?/ They say every life[sic] precious but nobody care about mine.”
Suicide is a world wide issue and people who do it view it as a solution to all problems. They also think attempting suicide will bring others to acknowledge their pain, like stated in "Opposing Viewpoints in Context": “A third theory, developed in the 1950s, presents suicide or attempted suicide as a ‘cry for help.’” According to "Opposing Viewpoints in Context", “Most of them experience feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.” Therefore, throughout their lives they show signs of self-destructive behavior such as, cutting themselves, consuming too much alcohol, or suddenly changing their appearance.