“People feel that they can’t safely disclose to anyone the violence that they have experienced and repress it, try to live with it, internalize it, blame themselves for it, and learn that it’s how the world is and it’s what they deserve, until that kind of internal toxicity becomes too much to bear.”
In the wake of yet another high profile suicide, it seems like an appropriate time to have a conversation about how it is that we talk about it…
The swift slide from unreasonable to mad
Feeling sad about depression, part 2
Or, the end of the anti-depressant era
The case of Amanda Todd: not just about bullying
A challenge to understand madness, or mental illness, in a more compassionate way.