My message for #WorldMentalHealthDay…

… is that suicide isn’t always impulsive.

impulsive act

It’s a common misconception that most suicides are an impulsive act – and something I thought was true as well.

Although we can’t speak to those who have killed themselves, we can still ask those who survived about their ordeal. And many admit to planning out their suicide for months, maybe even years, before taking any action.

If you remove the impulsiveness from suicide, then it becomes a measured act. From a writing perspective, this slows everything down: the suicide is all the time leading up to the act – and for those that survive it is all the time after it too.

Carry on reading… in the Butterfly Effect magazine (hosted on Medium)

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