Switch and Backpack Suicide Awareness Coincidence

Topic started by takashichea on Sept. 24, 2011. Last post by KuroNekoXIII 2 years, 11 months ago.
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Each backpack represents each victim
Each backpack represents each victim

Hey, everyone. I just had another idea after reflecting what happened this last week. Coincidentally, I attended the Silence Packing Tour that promotes suicide awareness in college students, and at the same time, I watched and worked on Sket Dance 24 and 25: Switch Off, and it had the main character wanting to do suicide. In the end, Switch did not commit suicide and continues keeping his loved one's memories alive in his heart.

Sending Silence Packing Tour

Backpack Suicide Awareness
Backpack Suicide Awareness

When I was in school on Thurday (9-22), I seen many backpacks lying on the lawn in front of the science building. Each backpack had a photo of the student and a note from the victim's family and friends. I find myself reading several notes until I had to go to class. I came back afterwards and read some notes.

It's sad these students lost their lives.

See link to website

Disclaimer: I deleted the names to protect myself. I'm sorry. This is from my school's newspaper.

How does this relates to Sket Dance's character Switch

Switch: I want to die
Switch: I want to die

Well, I can't spoil you. I can just say that Switch lost someone due to his mistake, and that when he transforms to be like his loved one, he loses another close friend. Please watch Sket Dance 24 and 25 and read Anna and my work on their respective wiki pages, or read the Weekly report of Switch's story.

Conclusion

Please watched your loved ones closely. Always say hello to your classmates even if though you don't know them. It makes their day.

Suicide can be preventable if you are proactive.

Takashichea

Team W.I.K.I Nation

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Nice post man. I have to admit that that episode taught me a lot. It was pretty powerful, and I encourage others to watch those two episodes.

To add to your conclusion, I think that suicide is preventable if you're also perceptive. Taking the effort to actually understand the people around you and empathizing with them can definitely make a big difference.

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@KuroNekoXIII:

Thanks! Yeah, Switch's story had a connection with me because I had friends who pass that phase or had other friends who were thinking about it.

@KuroNekoXIII said:

Nice post man. I have to admit that that episode taught me a lot. It was pretty powerful, and I encourage others to watch those two episodes.

To add to your conclusion, I think that suicide is preventable if you're also perceptive. Taking the effort to actually understand the people around you and empathizing with them can definitely make a big difference.

I was rushing this blog to study for my tests, and this week was really strange and hectic. It's was like fate that I watch the episode and worked on while they were doing this tour on my campus. Thanks for the suggestions. I should have put more thought in it.

Always say hello to your classmates even if though you don't know them. It makes their day.

When I mean saying hello to your classmates, it relates back to an event in middle school.

The class was big (around 45). Only some students were acknowledged. As the year progressed, this girl had disappeared. The school didn't even properly host a proper assembly on suicide. She was quiet, and I should have been open to everyone and not exclude others due to their backgrounds. I was a stupid kid back then.

I'm glad that they did the Silence Packing Tour. It was way better than that assembly they do at lower level schools.

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

No problem.

Although I personally haven't encountered people who went through that phase, it is quite understandable why someone would go through that....especially during high school and teenage years. With all the stresses of growing up, and with school getting harder and harder, people tend to just want to give up.

What I liked about Switch is that he had the strength to keep going. He teaches the viewers that even in the worse situations, we can still keep going by finding purpose. I can relate his strength to a family I know that tragically lost their only children in an accident. Instead of throwing their lives away, they now raise awareness about safe driving and road safety.

@takashichea said:

When I mean saying hello to your classmates, it relates back to an event in middle school.

The class was big (around 45). Only some students were acknowledged. As the year progressed, this girl had disappeared. The school didn't even properly host a proper assembly on suicide. She was quiet, and I should have been open to everyone and not exclude others due to their backgrounds.

True. It's surprising how one word can make such a difference to somebody. It's a shame the school didn't provide an informing assembly; it would've been very helpful.

Good thing they had that tour, it looks like a lot of effort was put into it, and in turn I bet lots of people learned a lot from it.

All in all, I think your blog post was really good :D It's nice to relate what we learn from anime to the real world, and you managed to do that! Great job! ;)

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