Although Ronnie Mcnutt death was unfortunate, it is a very important subject to people who have struggled with depression or even those in our community who don’t know what to do.
There are many social media channels where the suicide of Ronnie Mcnutt could be seen. And I hope this article helps you find the answer you’re looking for.
The last message Ronnie Mcnutt wrote on his Facebook page was post on November 9 and read, “I’m sorry I wasn’t strong enough.”
Ronnie Mcnutt then attempted to take his life on November 11. The first message he posted after this event was a status update on Facebook reading, “If you’re going through Hell, keep going.” Although tragic, it is a story of hope, and giving up is not the answer.
Every year, the National Institute of Mental Health reports more than 1.4 million people in this country attempt suicide and that an estimated 8.3 million people suffer from depression. From these numbers, it is easy to see why it is important to understand what depression is and what can be done to handle or prevent it, especially at a young age.
Ronnie Mcnutt ‘False’ back story
A local newspaper, The Roanoke Times, report that Mcnutt did not have a history of depression and was also dealing with bipolar disorder. This information is false. After speaking with Mr. Mcnutt’s friends and family, they report that he had never diagnose with depression or bipolar disorder, although it was something he struggle with.
Awareness of Mental Health
It’s important to have a conversation about mental illness. The stigma around mental illness must be lessen, especially among the younger population. Ronnie’s family believes now, more than ever, it is important to share their story and the story of others to help bring hope and awareness to mental illness and how it can affect each of us differently. This is why they have opened up their home to host a memorial for Ronnie on Saturday, November 22, from 12–4 pm.
We can all make a difference.
This story is an example of how we can all make a difference in our community by being educate on mental illness and taking the time to find out what we can do to help. We invite you to learn more about mental illness by reading your school’s guidance counselor or going to the local health department, which may have workshops on the subject. If you or someone you know is struggling with this or someone who might be, it’s important to get them help as soon as possible.
Ronnie Mcnutt’s suicide was preventable, and we need to do everything we can as a community to prevent this tragedy from happening again.
Ronnie said at the end of his last Facebook post, “I hope you’re not alone.”
The social media campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention has been transform into a bot that automatically replies to Facebook posts containing suicidal thoughts. Bocanegra, commonly known on Twitter as Physbolfunk, developed the bot.
The bot aims to help prevent suicides by identifying those at risk and referring them to suicide prevention hotlines.
Rasa Bot Platform, an open-source platform for constructing bots written in Python, was use to create the bot. It can analyze and respond to messages using natural language processing technology.
First, the bot reads through the post in search of terms like “weary,” “give up,” and other expressions that might indicate the poster is suicidal or at risk of suicide. If the message contains any of these words, the bot immediately responds with a predetermined response.
A predetermined message, a website link, or an offer to SMS the location and phone number of a suicide prevention hotline can all be programmed into the bot’s response.
According to Josh Bocanegra: “Had he not been on Facebook and had that post been posted there, it’s probably very unlikely he would have even known that there was such an app. And even if he did, it would have seemed too invasive for him to consider using it. By posting that where his friends could see it and making sure that people knew about this bot through word of mouth, I think many more people will feel comfortable using it and knowing when to use it.”
Australian news agency ABC reported on the tragic suicide of 14-year-old Ron Mcnutt using pictures from the Facebook memorial page. The media picked up the news around the world.
The article was written by the AP and contained key quotes from the Mcnutts:
Ronnie was an avid gamer and loved food. According to his mother, he “play video games for hours on end.” Even though he didn’t have a cell phone, his family receive text messages from him to let them know he was all right. His mother, who said that her son might have suffering from depression, later told ABC News that she believed that “he would do anything to stop himself from thinking about ending his life. He was trying to prove to himself that he could do it. He was trying to give himself a reason not to do it.”
The Mcnutts had since started a support group on Facebook called “Footprints in the Sand” (named after a story Ronnie’s mother told him when he was young). They are also hosting an informational meeting in their home over the weekend of November 22.
Online News and Blogs:
Following Ronnie’s suicide, the memorial page quickly received national attention from some of the biggest news outlets in the country. ABC News covered the outpouring of support from Ronnie’s friends and family, The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC News, Fox News Channel, and more.
Numerous online news outlets mentioned the memorial page, including New York Magazine, Time Magazine’s Techland, The Huffington Post, Mashable, and Ad Age.
Two articles written about Ronnie’s tragic suicide included criticism of Facebook’s “real name” policy.
The first was from Wired and is a response from Facebook’s chief privacy officer Chris Kelly to the criticisms. The second article was written by Raw Story, which reported on the publication of the Wired article.
The Cover Photo
Ronnie posted this cover photo on October 10, 2010, at 12:56 pm, and it received 3,979 Likes during his lifetime. His final post was make on November 4, 2011, at midnight and receive more than 700 Likes in just one day.
The cover photo is the same as his memorial page, except it has been alter to feature a photo of him with his hand in the air and the caption, “Ronnie Mcnutt, RIP.” It’s believe that this photo was capture during an imaginary video game as he was famous to play video games for hours.
The creator of the memorial decided to change the cover photo after receiving numerous messages from friends and family that wanted to put an image of Ronnie where he could be seen smiling. This act, along with others, such as creating a new memorial page, shows Ronnie’s friends’ level of compassion and love for him.
Ronnie Mcnutt Memorial
Ronnie’s mom, Sara, has created a memorial page to post on Facebook in memory of her son. It can be found at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_164933789248829 .
The page features a memorial photo and a poem Mrs. Mcnutt wrote for her son. It also included quotes from friends and family posted before the page was taken down at the family’s request.
Mrs. Mcnutt has created her blog called “Footprints in the Sand.
‘Ability to care’
Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg released a statement about Ron Mcnutt’s suicide on his blog “A letter to my daughter.”
It was a very powerful statement and showed true compassion for the family.
Many people have expressed their feelings about Ron’s death on the memorial page. Here are just some of those messages:
De’Zon Perry: I’m sorry for your son’s loss, Ronnie Mcnutt. He was a Lovely Young Man Who Was Take Away From You Too Soon.
Alyssa Brashears: Your son was an Amazing person. You are lucky to have had him in your life, and he will be sadly missed. I pray for you, your family, and your friends in spirit. I will never forget him.
Conclusion: Ronnie’s family and friends have expressed the most heartfelt condolences through grief management programs, online memorial pages, text messages, Facebook, and news articles. These methods of showing compassion are only a small portion of the support they have received from multiple sources.
He has touched so many people’s lives that their words cannot be captured in words alone, and the reactions to his tragic death should be regarding how he touched their lives.
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