After Suicide, a Window on a Patient’s Other Self

A psychiatrist encounters her patient on MySpace after his death: “I had thought of him as struggling under the constant hold of hallucinations. But he had ignored his hallucinations long enough to write of a different yet equally true self here, and he had found friends who identified him not by psychiatric symptoms but by astrological sign. In this world, he was a Pisces, not a schizophrenic.” — Elissa Ely (New York Times )