Thought Catalog

Jennifer Wadsworth

Failed musician, online journalist. She grew up partly in the Balkans, mostly in Bay Area suburbs. For work, she ...

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People Are So Fragile

There’s a myth about suicide: That those more likely to commit it are the delinquents, the drop-outs, the homeless, the addicts, the apparently troubled. Quite often, though, the most susceptible are our role models, the high-achievers, the straight-A students, the chipper, the friendly, the generous, the successful.

The Pieces Slip Away

“I realize this type of story plays out constantly in the world for many, many families. The pieces slip away or no one cares to remember the details. We see the summation of cause and effect in a homeless face on the street every day. It can be too complicated, uncomfortable and painful to ask why.” – Darcy Padilla