Friday, February 12, 2016

The Harsh Reality

This weeks blog has to do with a hard hitting topic involving suicide. If you don't feel comfortable reading about a topic like this please refrain from reading or commenting. February 10th, 2016 there was a suicide committed on the steps of an Ohio Statehouse by a Black Lives Matter activist. The young man that committed suicide name was MarShawn M. McCarrel and he was just twenty three years old. He fatally shot himself on Monday after posting on his facebook that "My demons won today, I'm sorry." The previous night McCarrel and his mother attended a NAACP awards ceremony where he accepted an award. The authorities still have no idea why he killed himself, they say it is likely that he was suffering from a mental illness prior to killing himself. He killed himself in public but, no one was there to witness McCarrel pulling the trigger. His death has over 1,000 shares all over Facebook and still no one has any idea why he killed himself instead of seeking help. His suicide was no accident and sources say "We've been working so hard, and yet the conditions for the people in our community and the people that he loved and cared about are still so hard,” Shack said. “ I have to imagine that that burden weighed a lot on him." So this suicide was probably because the stress was too much. All lives matter and it is very sad that another life was lost. Rest in Peace. 


  1. This man was obviously a victim of the government for successfully speaking out to the public, especially enough to receive a reward for such. The government seems to be quite intolerable when it comes to whistleblowers. Someone as successful and young as McCarrel must have been quite a threat and my prayers go out to him and his family.

  2. This is really sad. People really need to seek help instead of harming themselves. I never knew is happened