Suicide, guilt, stereotypes, and judgments

08/13/2014 Entry This Monday, a beloved actor, Robin Williams committed suicide. It is tragic and heartbreaking. It’s terrible. I am beyond shocked, though, by everything I’ve read online. People are shamelessly posting hurtful, insensitive things, saying how selfish it was, how someone should have seen that something was wrong and did something to help (aka …

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Suicide and selfishness

06/18/2014 Entry Suicide. One word, yet it is so heavy with meaning, with implications, with assumptions, with stigmas. One stigma, in particular, the stigma of suicide being a selfish act, has been on my mind. Society hears that a friend of a friend of a friend (you get the idea) committed suicide, and the forefront …

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Chester Bennington and the rant of a suicide widow

Yesterday, the lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, died. Had his cause of death been a car wreck, a heart attack, an aneurysm, or even some freakish accident, the tone of the public voice would be filled with sympathy and well wishes for his family. His cause of death, however, was suicide. I made …

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