We can’t let it be the elephant in the room. Because it will still sit there, taking up space, whether or not we ignore it.
I can name so many good things about myself.
I was too selfish.
Why are all 17 of these suicide-note excerpts—that were taken from real people who really killed themselves—so touching and poignant and insightful?
Suicide watch is worse than the death sentence.
In 2010 I was severely depressed, suicidal, and feeling like a failure at life, so I tried to kill myself—obviously I was a failure at that too, thankfully.
I woke up to screaming.
I gave this talk at a local TEDx event in San Diego. I revealed how at one point failure led me to consider suicide, and how I turned my life around by following five key practices.
“Benson was aware that he may die, and was bequeathing his personal possessions to his friend.”
I am reading back through these media guidelines you posted and I am shocked at how systematically major publications violated them when talking about the tragic death of Ms. Amanda Todd.