Notes and Writing Tips
Finally you can show everyone that you really could
Spelling, penmanship, and presentation really count, which adds even
more pressure as you pen this, your last literary work Open to public scrutiny, your suicide note will be read by everyone
from family and friends to police investigators, and, if you do it right,
may even be reprinted in local papers!
Hastily scratched, incoherent scribbling on the back of a brown paper
bag or old utility bill just won't do, at all. You want to draft a simple,
concise, yet poignant note that covers everything (since there won't be any
If you're a poor writer, borrow
someone's else's pen and paper. If you're a really bad writer, consider
recording onto audio or video tape.
Be sure to write for your intended audience.
If you're killing yourself for someone else (or a group), LET THEM KNOW by
clearly spelling out their misdeeds and wrongdoings, and by referring to
them by name (first and last) with address if at all possible.
Think about where to leave it
You might leave your note in a
conspicuous area where it will be sure to be seen and read like the kitchen
table, taped to the fridge, or on the top of the toilet seat. For more of a
surprise, you might roll it up and put it inside the sugar bowl, or tuck it
into the car ashtray (if the car is not involved in your technique, or you
are absolutely sure that the car will survive your technique).
Taping the note to your body doesn't always work that well (depending on
technique), and writing the note on your hand is juvenile. If you have time,
and it's all about a loved one, you might key your final thoughts into their
passenger door, or write it in permanent marker on their house (if space
You might get creative and hire a skywriter, but then again, how well that
can be read depends on many variables - and it doesn't last. On the other
hand, you won't either.
Lazy or in a pinch? See the Suicide
Note Fill-In-The-Blanks Form.
READERS ARE STRONGLY URGED NOT TO WRITE SUICIDE NOTES. THEY WILL BE TAKEN
SERIOUSLY, AND ALMOST ALWAYS WILL RESULT IN YOUR INSTITUTIONALIZATION.