Suicide Chronicles

A partial answer to the why of it.

Mary Lou Heater
9 min readSep 22, 2021

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The science is unclear about the tipping point that leads some people to decide to end their lives. The act of suicide is neither one of courage nor cowardice, but it could be considered, for some, the ultimate maladaptive coping mechanism.

Suicidal ideation can be passive or active; the gesture intentional, accidental or impulsive. Passive…

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Mary Lou Heater

Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in adult mental heath, aging and addictions. Writer, lover of words, and ideas.