This week an author I really like committed suicide. To me, this is a gigantic super sad bummer, and a tremendous waste. I think there are always other options, other choices, and ways to get through and find a better life...even if that doesn't seem clear to people who are dealing with depression.
If you or a friend need someone to talk to, here are two great resources:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.SUICIDE
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
Then today I saw this article: China bans bunny suicide book. I have read this book. It is dark, but also very funny. The Chinese government is worried it will inspire stressed teens to kill themselves. But I think sometimes dark humor helps almost as much as good advice. What do you think?