The suicide rate for Black boys has doubled in the past 20 years. In cases like 10-year-old Jaheim McKenzie's, who allegedly stabbed himself, it may be a desperate escape from whuppings.
The author’s lifelong fascination with death leads her to tour the L.A. coroner’s office soon after she nearly dies herself. And she discovers it’s not exactly as pristine as the ones on TV.
A therapist reveals the manifold complexities and perils of working with suicidal patients—and why she feels compelled to take the risk anyway.
Studies have found that the outlook is grim for the chronically lonely. But the writer, an acute sufferer, may have found salvation … from her very own bookcase.
The internet reacted with vitriol when the trans advocate was given an ESPY award for courage. But as this writer, the military wife of a combat veteran, knows, you can’t quantify bravery.
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When she lost her twin sister to a drug overdose, the writer became overwhelmed with the need to die. And tried in vain to satisfy that need.
A young, pregnant, suicidal rape victim in Ireland who sought an abortion was forced to go to term—and deliver by C-section. And this isn't even the worst of it.