Suicide and Facebook don't mix.
In college, my best friend and later roommate was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I tried taking care of her during her second manic attack (a mistake) before she eventually was arrested for assaulting a police officer. A few months after being released from the hospital, she slit her wrists. After her death, her Facebook account was deactivated, for which I am thankful.
Last Feb, a friend from high school put a shotgun in his mouth. For whatever reason, Facebook didn't delete his account. Now I have to read saccharine messages posted on his wall every few weeks. It's my friends dealing with it, I know, and perhaps my earlier experience made me into a cold bastard, but I wish they would stop. I could remove him from my friend list, but I like going back and looking at pictures of us growing up (a number were uploaded). Not suggesting that what my friends post are dumb, only that suicide is way too delicate a topic to have a Facebook presence.
Out of curiosity, anybody know the Facebook policy on profiles of the deceased?
Regardless, the guy who posted the suicide scene, as well as the people who liked it, really make no sense to me.
EDIT: After thinking about it, I still don't understand what he would get from posting that. Was there any sort of context?
Edited by Claghorn - 11/26/12 at 11:24pm