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The Question My Therapist Asked About My Suicidal Thoughts


I don’t think bodies ever want bodies to really die. Michael Lee, my favorite poet who often writes about mental illness and addiction writes, “Death comes because the brilliance inside us can only be contained for so long,” but when our minds fool our bodies into thinking that death is at our own willpower, salvation from pain, a means to end the pain that eventually transcends us — we lose the chance at life.

My therapist once asked me, “Why are you in a rush to kill yourself?” and her blunt question has been lingering in my head for quite some time since she first asked over a year ago.

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