You Mean Not Everyone Thinks About Suicide?

How Absurd

Suicide at 7

When I ponder the Great Question, I don’t set out to calculate meaning. Rather, thought follows feeling. The trigger can be a sense of disconnection; a reminder of loss; personal failure; intolerable guilt; memory; the way the sunlight hits a building or the street; the smell of the air. At bottom is a certainty that the feeling, being the ultimate truth, will also be permanent.

Suicidal thoughts, plans, attempts among adults 18 or older in millions, 2017. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Cultivating a Better Head

Originally published on, April 27, 2020.