Talking About Suicide

Because it's not a taboo

Month: December 2012

Reading about Kathleen Stewart and Darnell L. Moore

I’d like to point out two recent essays by suicide attempt survivors. Kathleen Stewart writes about her attempt as a teenager and her decision to speak out: My “areas of expertise” thus far in the field of social services are torture, suicide and rape. These are words that have become a natural part of my […]

Talking with Joel Kobren

After the 35 or so interviews for this project so far, Joel Kobren was the first person whose responses made me worry, “I wonder what people are going to think.” Joel has strong views on the language surrounding suicide, and he especially feels that the word “survivor” is not being used properly when people who […]