A Suicide Note From Bruce David Ciniello


Bruce, a gay teen who committed suicideBruce traveled from Florida to the Grand Canyon where,
at No Name Point, a 450-foot jump put an end to his life.
A short note identified the reason for his death:

Bruce's Suicide Note

Dear Family and Friends,

I'm sorry it had to end this way but it was my fate. I couldn't handle life anymore. You see, the reason I ran away before to commit suicide is the same reason I did again. I'm gay. I never wanted to be and I always wished it would change, but it didn't.

I wanted to live a normal life but God created me this way for some reason and there was nothing I could do to change it. I was born this way. Believe me, I would not choose this way of life for I know how hard and unaccepted it is.

I'm painfully sorry you all had to deal with this, but I couldn't deal with it. This way, I could live a peaceful afterlife instead of a life of fear, agony, and manic depressiveness.

Please realize, I did not want to hurt anyone. I just wanted to end my own pain. I love you all dearly and will someday see you all again hopefully with your understanding hearts and souls. I just hope God will bring me to heaven.

Love always and eternally,

If you haven't read it already, here is a letter from Bruce's mother to him --

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Staff, H. (2007, August 10). A Suicide Note From Bruce David Ciniello, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 14 from

Last Updated: March 14, 2016

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