Suicide: Stay, because we need each other

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Below the interview from On Being, there is a list of posts on different ways to consider suicide.

I like this idea which Jennifer Michael Hecht paraphrases at one point: “Have respect for your future being.” I say, yes to that.

From On Being: is a lovely and nuanced discussion about suicide.

Listen here:

stay“Your staying alive means so much more than you really know or that anyone is aware of at this moment.”

Philosopher, historian, and poet Jennifer Michael Hecht has traced how western civilization has at times demonized those who commit suicide, at times celebrated it as a moral freedom. She proposes a reframed cultural conversation, based not on morality or rights but on our essential need for each other.

By Jennifer Hecht: Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against ItMore on this topic from Beyond Meds:


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