No, Seriously, Suicide is Not Selfish

Today’s post on StreetPsychiatry – a well worded rant about Twitter jackasses calling Chris Cornell selfish.

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Unsurprisingly, lots of opinions, theories, and soapboxes have come out in the wake of Chris Cornell’s suicide.  When Robin Williams committed suicide, I wrote a long piece attempting to remove ignorant peoples’ heads from their asses, so I guess I should write again…

Suicide is not selfish

It must be nice to exist in a reality where you would “never dream of committing suicide.”  I would not know how that is.  It must be so peaceful and delightful to sit comfortably in your existence, judging people who struggle.  I have always understood that, if you do not have depression, bipolar, anxiety, etc., it is difficult to understand what it is like.  Your only comparison are moods – sadness, stressed, etc.  It is easy to assume that a bad day is comparable to depression, but in reality, it is wrong.  It is easy to say that you would never do “something…

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