When most think of a blue whale, most think of a large massive marine mammal. These massive mammals can breathe, produce milk, are warm blooded and give birth…a pure representation of manifestation of life. Then there in lays a twist to the phenomena of the blue whale: beached whale. A representation of life ending.
Some teens have taken this phenomena and linked it to ending their own lives. This is known as the Blue Whale Challenge. The “Blue Whale Challenge”, is an internet game that is alleged to exist in several countries and is said to be linked to the “beached whale”. The game has a series of tasks assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final challenge requiring the player to carry out a suicide.
Recently a young 16 year old female girl ended her life and her family found links in paintings that should be a representation of life. These were her representations of signs ending a life to come.
Always in Your Corner,
Taaka M. Cash
DNP, MPH, MSN, RN, FPMHNP-BC