Happy anniversary, Joshua Fraudstein. Just two years ago you debuted your suicide prevention Facebook page Cancel Your Suicide. Exactly a year later you abandoned it. That says a lot about how much you care about those on the verge of taking their own lives, something you’ve claimed to have gone through twice.
Oh well, business is business. Your suicide business started on February 17, 2014. You asked people to come to your page where they could receive help with suicidal thoughts.
You e-begged for donations to support your page.
You promised everyone would be helped.
You promised your page would deliver facts and help, and you warned your followers to take talk of suicide seriously. The, you set about breaking all your promises. You never posted any facts or directions for help. You couldn’t even take the time to post the number for the national suicide hotline–1 (800) 273-8255.
Instead, you posted one positive, feel good meme after another with your #shareifyoucare tag, completely ignoring the fact that depressed, suicidal people need professional help–not Hallmark card sentimentality. They need support from educated, experienced therapists. Some desperately need medication. What they got from you was self promotion.
And business promotions:
They got videos attacking abortion rights, Palestine, President Obama and atheists.
They even got to see your wedding photos. You even changed your cover photo to one of them!
Then you posted only sporadically. On February 17 of last year, you put up your final post:
Ironically, your message was to never give up. Yet that’s exactly what you did. You gave up on your promises. You gave up on people desperately asking for your help. You just walked away.
In the year following this–not so much as a peep from you on what happened. Or how you propose to fix this disgusting dereliction of responsibility. All we got was a claim from Jessica Fraudstein that you two mysteriously no longer had access to the page.
Maybe you should have been truthful for once and admitted the suicide prevention business just wasn’t that good. When there isn’t money to be made, there’s no Joshua Fraudstein.