Recently, 2 people I know have killed themselves
Each death by suicide represents countless lost moments of joy, love, friendship, and happiness for both the deceased and those around them. Each death is an unmitigated tragedy, with a ripple effect that stretches far in time and space
Let's all remember that life is precious, fragile, and fleeting. Let's all remember that there is no shame in seeking mental health treatment. Let's all remember that we matter to the people around us
Note: I firmly believe we all own our own bodies and should be able to decide when and how to end our lives in cases where we are suffering from an incurable, terminal disease. So, please don't construe this post as opposition to self-ownership of our bodies and control over our own lives. But suicide that results from a mental health crisis is a different story, and those sort of deaths should be prevented.