It'll be 4 years ago in October that one of my friends commited suicide. My friends at my karate studio and I didn't know what to do. The saddest part about it is that I had no idea. My friend commited suicide on a Friday night and I got a call on Saturday from my instructor telling me he had died. My entire studio came together that Monday night and instead of class we had a little memorial for him. We all sat around a ring in the studio and retold stories and cried for our fallen commrade, but we also came to an understanding that we could no longer just sit around and let bullying just happen. So we started an award in honor of our friend Tyler. Yes, the Tyler in Bully. We have the Tyler Long Award and I was lucky enough to get the 2nd annual Tyler Long Award and with it came the responsability of protecting everyone in the studio from getting bullied and if anybody had a problem they came to me for the year I had it. During that time I came closer to God and grew to understand that when Tyler died he started a movement for the rest of the world to stop bullying and I have to tell the world that it does get better, when school ends those bullies that bullied you will be long gone and you'll find new friends and that life will go on after high school. Everyone will get bullied in there life time but people grow up, realise thier mistakes, and will ask for forgiveness. I promise you that they will one day whether that be to your face or to God they will apologize. Ijust want everyone to know out there that it gets better and that commiting suicide isn't the answer. If you need someone I'm here to talk as well as everyone else on this site. Stay strong and carry on because it gets better!
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