Interesting the way in which the authors/editors used the words "bullied" and "suicide forum" in one sentence, in the headline. Does anyone what kind of manipulation such articles are engaging in? I'm noticing the patterns, and I think there should be more specific names for the tactics they use.
Like how the article authors have presented Shawn's words at the beginning. "Just took it. I'm terrified." As if she has no idea what she is doing, or why she is doing it. And "instead of urging to seek help" gives an impression that suicide is never an option, that a person shouldn't take one's own life for the purposes of cutting personal losses (unbearable suffering in life) and that official medical treatment is always a better alternative.
All this usage of emotive language, apparently used to invoke certain kind emotional responses and incite certain kind of attitudes and behaviors, all this make me interested in studying linguistics, rhetoric, or whatever would make this language more understandable not just on intuitive level, but on rational too, so that it could be put in precise words.