[Resource] Suicide/Self-Harm In Media

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Okami

Okami

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I thought I would compile a list of media that I am aware of that contain suicide/self-harm. This post will include anime, manga, films, books, songs, etc. that all involve such topics in some way.

Please be aware that I may have missed a lot of movies, songs, etc. that may consist of suicide and/or self-harm, so if you notice any that I have failed to include, feel free to let me know and I will update this list accordingly.

Anime

Serial Experiments Lain (Episodes 1 and 4)
Oniisama E
Aishiteruze Baby
Ceres, Celestial Legend
Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko (Episodes 2 and 8)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Episode 24)
Attack On Titan (Episode 7)
Sword Art Online (Episode 3)
11eyes: Tsumi To Batsu To Aganai No Shoujo
Unbreakable Machine-Doll (Episode 9)
Naruto Shippuden
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Episodes 2 and 4)
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Rebellion film
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku (Episode 9)
Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (Episode 10)
Myself; Yourself (Episode 13)
H2O: Footprints In The Sand
Bungaku Shoujo film
Bungaku Shoujo Memoire (Episode 2)
King Of Thorn film
Harmony film
Colorful film
Tokyo Godfathers film
Garden Of Sinners first film
Koe No Katachi film
Death Parade
Death Note
Durarara!! (Episode 2)
Heaven's Memo Pad (Episode 11)
Hell Girl season 1 (Episode 1)
Hell Girl season 2 (Episode 18)
Hell Girl season 3 (Episodes 12 and 17)
Kotoura-san (Episode 2)
Welcome To The NHK (Episode 24)
Bungou Stray Dogs
Blast Of Tempest (Episode 21)
Kanon 2002 (Episodes 8 and 9)
Kanon 2006 (Episodes 14, 15 and 18)
Little Busters! (Episode 25)
Little Busters! EX (Episode 4)
The Fruit Of Grisaia (Episodes 5 and 12)
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Kiznaiver (Episodes 6 and 10)
Orange (Episode 13)
Sakurada Reset
Mekakucity Actors (Episode 11)
Chaos;Head (Episode 7)
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
Shigofumi (Episodes 6 and 12)
Another (Episode 7)
ReLIFE (Episode 11)
Re:Zero
Re:Creators (Episode 1)
Ousama Game The Animation (Episode 1)

Manga

"Bungaku Shoujo" To Shi Ni Tagari No Douke
Life
Bokura Ga Ita
Ceres, Celestial Legend
Aishiteruze Baby
Ningen Shikkaku
Kannagi
Koe No Katachi
Moon Edge
Platinum End
Corpse Party
Oyasumi Punpun
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
Watashitachi No Shiawase Na Jikan
King Of Thorn
Alive - The Final Evolution
Jisatsutou
Jisatsu Circle

Visual Novels

Air
Kanon
Little Busters!
The Fruit Of Grisaia
Akeiro Kaikitan
Natsu No Owari No Nirvana
Chaos;Head
School Days
Yume Miru Kusuri
Narcissu
Narcissu Side 2nd
Crescendo ~Eien Dato Omotte Ita Ano Koro~
Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~
Second Novel ~ Kanojo No Natsu, 15fun no Kioku ~
Clear
Owaru Sekai To Birthday
Yosuga No Sora
Watashi Wa Kyou Koko De Shinimasu
11eyes: Tsumi To Batsu To Aganai No Shoujo
JOKER -Shisen No Hate No Doukeshi-
Cross†Channel
Doki Doki Literature Club

Movies

According To Greta
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
The Art Of Getting By
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Welcome To The Dollhouse
Archie's Final Project
Suicide Room
Secret Cutting
Asylum
Beyond The Lights
The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Man On A Ledge
Suicide Club/Suicide Circle
Noriko's Dinner Table
Suicide Dolls
The Virgin Suicides
Girl, Interrupted
The Room
Cyberbully
Mulholland Drive
 
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lousyconnection

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What qualifies something to be on this list? I can think of plenty of songs that heavily imply it, but maybe aren't so explicit. Here's one that is, though- Mr. Bellamy by Paul McCartney. Another one I'm thinking of is Intermission by the Scissor Sisters.
 
Okami

Okami

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What qualifies something to be on this list? I can think of plenty of songs that heavily imply it, but maybe aren't so explicit. Here's one that is, though- Mr. Bellamy by Paul McCartney. Another one I'm thinking of is Intermission by the Scissor Sisters.
For songs, I'd say at least one of its main focuses should be on suicide for it to be on this list. Therefore, a single mention of it wouldn't qualify if the rest of the song had nothing to do with it.
 
123asdr123

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I thought I would compile a list of media that I am aware of that contain suicide/self-harm. This post will include anime, manga, films, books, songs, etc. that all involve such topics in some way.

Please be aware that I may have missed a lot of movies, songs, etc. that may consist of suicide and/or self-harm, so if you notice any that I have failed to include, feel free to let me know and I will update this list accordingly.

Anime

Serial Experiments Lain (Episodes 1 and 4)
Oniisama E
Aishiteruze Baby
Ceres, Celestial Legend
Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko (Episodes 2 and 8)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Episode 24)
Attack On Titan (Episode 7)
Sword Art Online (Episode 3)
11eyes: Tsumi To Batsu To Aganai No Shoujo
Unbreakable Machine-Doll (Episode 9)
Naruto Shippuden
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Episodes 2 and 4)
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Rebellion film
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku (Episode 9)
Yuki Yuna Is A Hero (Episode 10)
Myself; Yourself (Episode 13)
H2O: Footprints In The Sand
Bungaku Shoujo film
Bungaku Shoujo Memoire (Episode 2)
King Of Thorn film
Harmony film
Colorful film
Tokyo Godfathers film
Garden Of Sinners first film
Koe No Katachi film
Death Parade
Death Note
Durarara!! (Episode 2)
Heaven's Memo Pad (Episode 11)
Hell Girl season 1 (Episode 1)
Hell Girl season 2 (Episode 18)
Hell Girl season 3 (Episodes 12 and 17)
Kotoura-san (Episode 2)
Welcome To The NHK (Episode 24)
Bungaku Stray Dogs
Blast Of Tempest (Episode 21)
Kanon 2002 (Episodes 8 and 9)
Kanon 2006 (Episodes 14, 15 and 18)
Little Busters! (Episode 25)
Little Busters! EX (Episode 4)
The Fruit Of Grisaia (Episodes 5 and 12)
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Kiznaiver (Episodes 6 and 10)
Orange (Episode 13)
Sakurada Reset
Mekakucity Actors (Episode 11)
Chaos;Head (Episode 7)
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
Shigofumi (Episodes 6 and 12)
Another (Episode 7)
ReLIFE (Episode 11)
Re:Zero
Re:Creators (Episode 1)
Ousama Game The Animation (Episode 1)

Manga

"Bungaku Shoujo" To Shi Ni Tagari No Douke
Life
Bokura Ga Ita
Ceres, Celestial Legend
Aishiteruze Baby
Ningen Shikkaku
Kannagi
Koe No Katachi
Moon Edge
Platinum End
Corpse Party
Oyasumi Punpun
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni
Watashitachi No Shiawase Na Jikan
King Of Thorn
Alive - The Final Evolution
Jisatsutou
Jisatsu Circle

Visual Novels

Air
Kanon
Little Busters!
The Fruit Of Grisaia
Akeiro Kaikitan
Natsu No Owari No Nirvana
Chaos;Head
School Days
Yume Miru Kusuri
Narcissu
Crescendo ~Eien Dato Omotte Ita Ano Koro~
Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~
Second Novel ~ Kanojo No Natsu, 15fun no Kioku ~
Clear
Owaru Sekai To Birthday
Yosuga No Sora
Watashi Wa Kyou Koko De Shinimasu
11eyes: Tsumi To Batsu To Aganai No Shoujo
JOKER -Shisen No Hate No Doukeshi-
Cross†Channel
Doki Doki Literature Club

Movies

According To Greta
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
The Art Of Getting By
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Welcome To The Dollhouse
Archie's Final Project
Suicide Room
Secret Cutting
Asylum
Beyond The Lights
The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Man On A Ledge
Suicide Club/Suicide Circle
Noriko's Dinner Table
Suicide Dolls
The Room
Cyberbully
anime doesnt count
 
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ChizuruN

ChizuruN

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I have a decent stash of Vocaloid songs about suicide/depression.

By the way, it's Bungou Stray Dogs, not Bungaku Stray Dogs. Is one of my favorite anime, along with Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
 
Okami

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Typos will be the death of me.

Feel free to share any Vocaloid songs you know, since I'd like to listen to them.

There is another one that I know of that I didn't include, due to when I attempted to post the YouTube link it messed up the entire URL for some reason.

Here it is regardless. Probably one of my favorites.

 
FullFat

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Apr 27, 2018
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Thanks for posting this list. I have 4 possible additions - 2 movies and 2 songs.

The Hours should definitely be on here. The movie opens with a suicide - Virginia Woolf's - and suicide is a theme throughout. The trailer really doesn't do the movie justice, but it explains the basic concept of the movie. Good stuff starts at 1:07 in the trailer.


Meryl Streep AND chainsmoking Nicole Kidman! 2 for the price of one! And that's not all! Stannis the Mannis makes an appearance too.

The Bridge documentary on suicides at the Golden Gate Bridge could also be added if you're including documentaries. Pretty much everyone knows it though, so listing it might be pointless.


The songs are "45" by Shinedown and a lesser-known song by My Chemical Romance, "Cemetery Drive". It's from the perspective of someone who knew a person who killed themselves.
 
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Volodja

Volodja

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May 4, 2018
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I can recommend two films by Takeshi Kitano who is my favorite director, and where suicide is displayed in a peaceful way I really like, "Hana-bi" and "Sonatine".. There is also "Last Life in the Universe" by the thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruang where the male protagonist shows suicidal tendencies.. And finally there is the most dramatic (and maybe the most beautiful) movie I've seen in my life, "Lilja 4-ever", based on a real story about a Lithuanian girl who committed suicide at 16 after being sold as a sex-slave in Sweden in 2000.
 
Squidward

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Novel submission: "A long way down" by Nick Hornby

4 suicidal strangers end up meeting on a roof they planned to jump from on new years eve.

Basically a rooftop breakfast club for suicidal people instead of misbehaved teens in detention :p
 
Jim

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The Wrist cutters is one of my all time faves, Suicide Room if I recall correctly is the polish? One where the boy meets the girl online, Ive only watched it twice, long time ago though, lost my English dubbed one >.<
also I recommend Kiss Me First, kinda similar to Suicide Room in a way except english spoken. TV series, I'm only up to 4th episode, started off slow but its getting interesting.
 
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