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Theorizing, Grieving, and Feeling Scared: Grappling with Modern Discourses on Suicide

Theorizing, Grieving, and Feeling Scared: Grappling with Modern Discourses on Suicide

Very grateful for this piece by Sarah Gates. 

Almost five years ago, my father died from suicide. The violence of his death, and the suffering that preceded it, marked the tearing of a temple curtain in my life. Since then, I’ve found myself in positions I never imagined that I’d be in—traumatized by certain violent images, angered by misuse of mental illness terminology, and sitting, severely uncomfortably, on my hands as coworkers have confoundedly speculated about why suicide happens.

As high-profile suicides of seemingly happy and successful individuals continue to catch us off guard, people want to understand it and figure it…

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Moving on at a Difference Pace

Moving on at a Difference Pace

This is a stirring reflection on the slow motion of grief, given to us by a friend of Mockingbird, Kevan Lee. You can read more of Kevan at his own website, Invincible Future.

My dad passed away nine months ago, and it may as well have been yesterday. How is that? Why is that? Nine months ago, I pushed pause on life—I wanted to push stop, I wished oh how I wished I had pushed rewind—and someone came along and pressed play without telling me. I am in the bathroom while the movie runs. I am staring into the fridge…

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