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Privacy and Completed Suicide – Does It Matter?

Content warning: As the title says, I will be talking about privacy and completed suicide, and whether it’s appropriate to publicly release someone’s personal diary or other writings after their death. Please consider skipping this post if it could be triggering for you. The book Suicidal I recently read and reviewed Jesse Bering’s book Suicidal: …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Suicidal by Jesse Bering

Book Review: Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves by Jesse Bering

Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves by psychologist Jesse Bering attempts to make sense of the complex phenomenon of suicide. It approaches the issue from a variety of different angles, including psychological, biological, spiritual, and evolutionary. The author admits that he takes an intellectualized, scientific perspective to try to gain a broader understanding. The book presents both …

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Up Close & Personal Thoughts About Suicide

Content warning: This post talks openly about suicide and suicide attempts, in the context of exploring my own thoughts about suicide. It’s National Suicide Prevention Week, so it seems like an appropriate time to talk about suicide in all its ugliness. I have attempted suicide multiple times; most were associated with my first episode of …

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Preventing Suicide: Barriers to help-seeking

Barriers to Help-Seeking for Suicidal Ideation

There’s lots of information out there about crisis resources for people thinking about suicide, but resources accomplish very little if we don’t reach out to access them. There are many potential barriers to help-seeking, and I wanted to talk about a few of them here, based on my own experience with major depressive disorder and …

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