That's the problem with mental disorders and suicide. People rather pretend like they don't exist or that they aren't a real problem in the young population. I applaud you for being brave enough to write about these subjects. You've done nothing wrong.
Your friends are shits
Suicide is something that people shouldn't pretend doesn't exist, and instead people should spread the awareness or depression. If you represent depression well in your stories, then it's a good thing.
One of my good friends was actually given a prompt to write about either bullying, suicide, or mental disorders, and tbh, I think there is absolutely nothing wrong with writing or talking about these subject, because they need to be discussed.
Writing about suicide shouldn't be inappropriate. Writing about anything shouldn't be inappropriate. There is far too much censorship in schools. Just because it triggers someone's feelings doesn't mean they have a right to tell you what you can and cannot write. Same thing with books. Say what you want, read what you want. Freedom of speech. Where is it?
But my one friend was especially making me regret everything I tell her and do! She was like: Laura wrote about a girl who killed herself! She's going to be go to the principal!
She shouted it at lunch!!! Like stop!!! You said I was your BFF! Why are you judging me and making me regret everything?!?!
omg. I'm a psychiatrist and I firmly believe it is a healthy (although sometimes a warning) form of expression. Plus, it will in no way make it more likely for someone else to consider suicide. As long as you know u are safe, then go all out.
people go through suicide and it is not a good thing to write about at school and many people joke about suicide but it's not a good thing to joke about and I wouldn't say it's inappropriate I would say it's not a good thing for everyone!!!! Don't do it. So it wouldn't be considered inappropriate because people do it and deal with it especially family members who had their siblings, cousins, grandkids, etc. suicide is not a joke. It's also not something good.
I don't think it would be bad seeing on how that is happening to a lot of people. Suicide has to be addressed at some point and school is the perfect place to address it. The problem is that schools feel uncomfortable with subjects related to suicide and suicide itself. Having someone else besides a teacher address it shows that other students are ok with talking about the subject and believed it should be talked about.
@April Spencer, That is exactly why people should be talking about these issues and raising awareness. Mental health disorders are so prevalent, but people prefer not to hear about them because it makes them uncomfortable. And that has to change!