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Suicide/Aokigahara Forest
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Suicide/Aokigahara Forest

Victoria Alcaide and Nevaeh Dimas

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 Have you recently heard about the “Suicide forest” or maybe you know it as the Aokigahara forest?  But what leads to suicide? Sometimes people believe that the only way out of their problems or pain is suicide. Now a days we take each other for granted and people feel like they’re alone, like there is no good reason to stay and they just take the easy way out because no one was there to help them. They feel lonely, worthless and they think no one loves them or cares for them. So what’s the point in living? Maybe they had friends and they lost them all or perhaps family problems and nobody was there to listen and support them. They had to start all over but they just don’t have no one to lean on, they can’t be happy by themselves. They don’t want to feel pain anymore, in their mind there are more reasons to die than there is to live and keep trying. The truth is nobody can truly answer that question.

Here we have an excerpt of what a student thought about suicide:

Suicide? In my opinion suicide is a strong word, this word has been taken for granted before until someone actually takes action of that word and maybe yet they don’t. People should never have to feel worthless or like they don’t feel like living anymore. Suicide should never be an option but it is. People don’t realize how much they hurt other people by calling them names or by just leaving them. They think everything is okay but it’s not. People cry for help but no one notices, people look hurt but some don’t care, people cry out to people but it’s like no one hears them. They feel like they suffocate by every breath they take. They find life pointless ‘the suicide forest also known as the Aokigahara what a beautiful name, what a beautiful place, what a horrible thing to do. Millions of people commit suicide there. Why you ask? Well not everyone knows and they might never know. People always say “he or she just wanted attention” no you’re wrong they were asking you for help you just didn’t notice or did you?”


Aokigahara also known as the sea of trees is a forest located in the northwestern flank of Japan’s Mount Fuji. The forest has a historical reputation as a home to yurei or ghosts of the dead in Japanese mythology. Aokigahara has become internationally known as one of the world’s most prevalent suicide sites or the 2nd most popular place in the world to commit suicide. Signs urge suicidal visitors to think of their families and contact a suicide prevention site. Some of these signs say “Your life is a precious gift from your parents “


“Think about your children, about your family”; “Please consult the police before you decide to die” . But the signboards have not been successful to stop determined people from taking their lives. The forest is very thick and dense so sounds from the inside cannot be heard. In 2003, 105 bodies were found in the forest , the previous year 78 were found. Suicide in the forest consists of hanging or drug overdose. People say they feel mysteriously drawn into the forest and this might go back to the forest being associated with death in the 19th century. Spiritualists say that the trees there are also filled with evil energy that has been accumulated from all the suicides in the past. 

Recently YouTube star Logan Paul caused a controversy when he showed a body of a dead man in the Aokigahara forest on a YouTube video and made some remarkable comments about it. Since then people have made posts of how disrespectful it is and how he might have done it for publicity but on the other side there are people who say that he didn’t do anything wrong and that he deserves a second chance. The video has been put down. If you have problems or issues and you’re having suicide thoughts please talk to somebody. Suicide is not the answer and we can help each other as a community.



9 Responses to “Suicide/Aokigahara Forest”

  1. Nevaeh Dimas on January 19th, 2018 8:55 am

    i like ur story lmfao

  2. lucas on January 19th, 2018 8:56 am

    I like your story:)

  3. Jorge Alatorre on January 19th, 2018 8:56 am

    I see that you both have done your research. Well done.

  4. jesus on January 19th, 2018 8:57 am

    outstanding article

  5. Ferrell on January 19th, 2018 8:58 am

    Beautiful !

  6. Amaya Benitez on October 9th, 2018 9:23 am

    I love your story it is so well written!

  7. Ruby Morales Martinez on October 9th, 2018 2:01 pm

    I love the way u wrote your story i can relate to it honestly i have problems similar to suicidal .

  8. Ruby Morales Martinez on October 9th, 2018 2:05 pm

    i love your story and the way its written i can relate to it honestly i kinda am similar to this topic .

  9. Renan on November 7th, 2018 1:49 pm

    i like how you did your reaserch on it

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