Today in Australia is R U OK?Day, encouraging people to openly talk about suicide prevention and mental illness. America should follow their example; the US averages 123 suicides a day.
Accused sex trafficker and friend to the powerful, Jeffrey Epstein, has died by apparent suicide. The internet is not convinced.
Recently, I’ve been struggling with my mental health. For the first time, it seems too much. Don’t get me wrong, I want to live. That’s all I want to do.
Despite our greater education on the subject, the topic of suicide is anything but a discussion.
After a suicide, we often ask what we could have done and we shout that if only that mentally ill person asked for our help, we’d help. That is a delusion.
The apparent suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been a hard thing to face, especially as he saved many from taking that route. Myself included.
The recent tragedy of Chris Cornell taking his own life highlights a greater issue. As the rates of suicide grow, I’m wondering if it’s a condition of the society we built and one we won’t shake.
Just like Schrödinger’s cat, Jason Arment explains that it’s time to open up the box and face the reality of suicide deaths involving firearms, especially among veterans.