"My class schedule makes me want to kms"
"Ready to kms after that workout"
"My crush is here Im just gonna kms before I embarrass myself"
kms: kill myself. Its not just something you can shorthand like "lol" or "g2g". Its a very real and serious saying. Relating it to texting language is making it seem like a way to save time on what you have to say. As if its not important enough to put effort into. Suicide is not something to mention real quick through technology. Suicide isn't something you can put into three letters. Its not casual. Its not slang. Its not like that.
You can be "pissed off" instead, or tired, or want to complain, but do not say "kms". Do not. Its personal, not personable. Its not something that should be joked about, or taken less seriously. By using the term "kms", is disregarding the fact that suicide is a real life situation, with real life consequences and feelings. The casualness of which it is tweeted about is scary to me. And its not funny, even if its meant to be seen that way. I cringe every time I see it. I stare at those three letters, in denial, shocked that someone would just say that.
If you've had suicidal thoughts, or actions, or know someone who has, you would not put that phrase out there so casually. As if it truly means nothing. As if it doesn't really matter. As if its a little thing. Its not. Its wrong for society, for teenagers, to go on throwing that term around like its no big deal. It is a big deal, and a very big one at that.
Mental health is important--its vital. And its hard to identify, treat, or overcome at times. The world can feel like a very dark place. And you can feel as if you really do not want to exist anymore, or just that you want to feel something at all, and it is not something you can put into three little letters. It is not something you can describe through a text, or a tweet, or social media. It is not something that happens over a hard workout, or embarrassing yourself, or a class schedule--although I know that those things can feel pretty awful as well. Its just not a joke and it needs to be seen in a serious light.
Suicide is scary. Be cautious about your wording, you never know what someone is going through. Know that "kms" is not the same as actually having thoughts or putting actions towards killing yourself. Know that they can't compare. Know that they are not at all the same. Know that those are two different worlds people are living in. And if you have any respect for that, or if you know personally what that is like, I can imagine you would not say that ever.
When you say "kms", I say "Stop."