Tag Archives: mortality

My many (justifiable) reasons for wanting to die

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide, alcoholism People don’t seem to understand that I genuinely do want to die.  There are multiple reasons for this and some of those reasons would be enough on their own to justify suicide.  In case you don’t … Continue reading

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Final update from the Netherlands

I have to return to the UK today.  Obviously, I’m feeling anything *but* good about it.  I have no support and no family there, just painful memories and I’m returning to a divided, angry UK  that bears little resemblance to … Continue reading

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You don’t have to hold on; sometimes pain never ends

I got into an argument with someone on Facebook about a subject that seems to be taboo and off limits for most people….the subject of suicide and mortality. It seems that whenever I try to explain to people that I … Continue reading

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To “suicide prevention” advocates (please LISTEN, for once)

Having suffered from mental illness since childhood, I’ve accepted that there is no “cure”.  Neither my depression or anxiety have responded to any “legal” prescription or over-the-counter drug and therapy has done little more than give me an opportunity to … Continue reading

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“This skull between my ears…that is a bad neighborhood, I should not be in there alone” (Chester Bennington)

*** TRIGGER WARNING *** Both Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell’s suicides affected me on a very personal level, not just because I’ve always liked their music but because their deaths caused me to question my own existence more than I … Continue reading

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