“Out in the culture, suicide notes are often romanticized, quoted as poetry or as laugh lines. But… suicide almost always rises from psychic distress that distorts thinking, distress that might have passed if time allowed. Maybe one day there will be a cryptographer who can decipher the notes left behind and figure out how to stop the next one.” via Chicago Tribune.
A largely incoherent article about an intensely poignant subject. Mental health professionals are all about deciphering messages that arise from distressed distorted thinking, which does not appear to have occurred to the writer of this article. Hard to understand in what possible sense suicide notes are not messages.
- Suicide hotline calls up in MA (wbru.com)
- The “final” chapter (disappearingjohn.blogspot.com)
- I Wanted to Die Last Night (thesplinteredmind.blogspot.com)
- Soldier Attempts Suicide, Then Charged With Defacing Wall With Suicide Note (dvorak.org)
- Teenager killed himself as ‘Christmas present’ to avoid burdening parents (telegraph.co.uk)