The parents of a 20-year-old man who killed himself have published his suicide note online to highlight the bullying he endured.
Tim Ribberink, who was training to be a history teacher, died last week in the village of Tilligte, east of Amsterdam.
On Monday his parents Gerrit and Hetty revealed their son's last missive alongside his death notice.
20-year-old Tim Ribberink committed suicide last week
Published in Twentsche Courant Tubantia newspaper, it said:
"Dear Mum and Dad, All my life I have been ridiculed, abused, bullied and excluded. You guys are fantastic. I hope you're not angry. Until we meet again."
Tim's parents have now asked police to investigate after two messages which were left on a restaurant website using their son's name.
One dates from 2010, while the other was posted this summer alongside his address and reads: "I am a loser and a homo", Expatica reported.
A spokesman for the Windesheim hbo college Tim attended told RTL news: "He was doing well here. He fitted in and his parents thought so as well."
However Henk and Martina Knol, who run an ice-cream parlour where the young man worked part-time, said they had noticed he had lost weight and become pale in recent months.
They said: "The girls used to ask if he was gay but he'd make a joke of it. If he was gay, he didn't want anyone to know about it."
Reporting from The Hague on Wednesday, Irish Times writer Peter Cluskey revealed a message from Tim's parents, which was read during a service at a Catholic Church on Tuesday.
If you've been affected by the issues in this article, please call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.
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