On August 19, Lee Thompson Young, known to many millennials as the Famous Jett Jackson, took his own life, which led us to wonder what resources despondent people have to prevent such tragedies.
We were amazed to discover at least one unlikely outlet: That same day, on the Team Fortress 2 subreddit, user Manncomann offered to auction off all his points on the game to his fellow TF2 redditors because he was planning to end his life over the harassment he received after making a rude joke to a friend. Thankfully, they talked him out of it.
If you're ever feeling desperate, know that there are always people to help. Reach out to a friend, therapist, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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