Be careful when someone trusts you with their heart or even their emotions. You never know what the outcome will be should you break their heart and play with their emotions. Ladies I know there are times when you will be unhappy with your significant other but would you take it as far as killing yourself? Well unfortunately for this young lady, she took things to heart a bit too much and ended up committing suicide as a result.
Claire Lin, a Taiwan native killed herself due to unhappiness in her relationship. It has been reported that her postings on her Facebook page suggested that her cause of unhappiness was due to the fact that her boyfriend was ignoring her and had not come home to be with her on her birthday. Her body was later found by her boyfriend the next morning who quickly alerted her family.
While chatting with friends on Facebook, Lin, 31, killed herself by inhaling poisonous fumes and the sad part was that not one of them alerted authorities, police said on Tuesday. Taipei police officer Hsieh Ku-Ming said that family members who reported her suicide were not aware of the Facebook conversations that took place beforehand.
There were nine friends Lin was chatting with on her Facebook to whom she made them aware of what she was planning on doing. In fact one of her mobile uploads shows a charcoal barbecue burning next to two stuffed animals. Another shows the room filled with fumes.
One friend identified as Chung Hsin, told Lin, “Be calm, open the window, put out the charcoal fire, please, I beg you.”
Lin replied: “The fumes are suffocating. They fill my eyes with tears. Don’t write me anymore.”
Hsieh stated he regretted that none of her friends called police for help the entire time but also stated that none of her Facebook friends said they didn’t know where she was. A few of them that were chatting with her tried to stop her and locate her whereabouts on their own but couldn’t. That’s when they alerted the authorities. Lin’s last words were “Too late. My room is filled with fumes. I just posted another picture. Even while I’m dying, I still want FB (Facebook). Must be FB poison. Haha.”
Facebook said the company is deeply saddened by Lin’s death and that the case serves as a “painful reminder of how people can help others who are in distress or need assistance.”
Facebook’s help page has links to suicide prevention hotlines in about 20 countries, including Taiwan, where the Taiwan Suicide Prevention Center’s phone number and website are listed.
In the case of an emergency, however, Facebook urges users to call authorities immediately.
What would you do if it were you? If your friend had been Lin, would you have taken her seriously or thought she was playing around?