I dont understand the appeal of group and/or public suicides. Taking your own life is the most personal, intimate thing that you can do. Why would you want others there? Personally i would much rather just be by myself, laying in the dark with no one but my thoughts and my agony as company as I take the final plunge. It just way too much of a personal thing. I mean, I was the one who decided to commit suicide so I should be the only one there when I do. Alone in life and alone in death, thats my motto anyway. Which leads me to public suicide, which perplexes me even more. For example, a few months ago some guy went onto a video chat with a whole bunch of other people and proceeded to hang in myself in front of his computer's camera as everyone looked on. Now I truly dont get this AT ALL. What do you benefit from this? All its going to do is freak people out and possibly taumatize them. I mean, usually people commit suicide to escape some sort of pain in their life (at least, thats the case for me and those ive talked to anyway). It simply ending an unbearable existence, not a show for others to view. When I do it, im sure as hell going to be alone. But, I dont know, maybe im just ignorant to these things. Perhaps you could fill me in on the reasoning behind this.