Gay Ottawa Teen Who Killed Himself Was Bullied
October 18, 2011 by staff
Gay Ottawa Teen Who Killed Himself Was Bullied, A gay 15-year-old boy, in Ottawa, Canada, committed suicide after suffering years of depression and bullying. Hubley Jamie struggles documented on his blog, but wrote on Friday that he could not take it anymore.
He was found dead on Saturday. The teenager, who studied at the A.Y. Jackson Kanata school, went to his friends and family, but was being treated for depression and self harming.
On Friday, he wrote: “I’m really tired of life. It’s so hard, I’m sorry, I can not stand it anymore.”
Reference to It Gets Better campaign, added: “I do not want to wait three more years, this hurts too much. How even know that it will improve? There it is.”
In previous posts, who spoke of his loneliness, the desire for a boyfriend and injure themselves.
Three weeks ago, wrote that being gay at school was much harder than it looks at gay-friendly high school comedy Glee, adding: “I like being the only gay guy in my school is open. It is f- tion stinks, I really want to end it. ”
Jamie’s parents said they had suffered anti-gay abuse in schools and online after putting up posters to promote the Rainbow Club.
Student’s close friend, Steph Wheeler, the Ottawa Citizen said Jamie looked happy and was always greeting friends with hugs.
But he added: “Just remember what I want a boyfriend so bad, I always wondered to find a child for him. I think she wanted someone to love him for what it was.”
Jamie’s parents, Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley and his wife, Wendy Barber, thanking Jamie’s friends for their support and asked for privacy.
In a statement, Mr. Hubley praised his “compassion” and his son “beautiful” and described the harassment he had suffered.
He said: “We’re not saying that bullying was the only reason for the decision of James to take his own life, but it was definitely a factor. As his family and friends, or even if you never met him, but want to help, we must do everything possible to end bullying for any reason in our society and especially in our schools.
“Young people are very vulnerable and have enough pressure in life to have to deal with stress on the side of being bullied. I want my family is that no more families suffering from the unbearable pain of losing a child. No child should have to deal with depression or feel hated by his beliefs – which is not the Canadian way of dealing with others. ”
Last month, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, a student from New York, committed suicide after suffering years of bullying.
His death made headlines worldwide and prompted renewed calls for action on the issue.
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