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Mar 3, 2022Liked by P.E. Moskowitz

This really resonates with me. Speaking from personal experience, people who make the mistake of talking about suicidal ideation to a mental health professional (or worse, at an emergency room) can be subjected to really punitive and carceral conditions. I'd argue that many peoples' experience of talking about suicide is that they are punished for expressing the wrong kinds of thoughts. I shudder when people say, "It's okay to not be okay," because that was not at all my experience.

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Yes to all this. And thank you for introducing me to Tracini. I am literally in the midst of trying to write an essay I'm calling "Against Happiness" that deals with some of this shit and it's lovely to see there are people out there doing this kind of work already and being brutally honest about the realities of mental illness.

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