A lot is being said about suicide given recent media attention. This piece talks about the need for deeper empathy and its power to be more fully with people who are living dark days.
That is a powerful read. It speaks to disconnection and loss of community which is sometimes promoted as sophistication. It also speaks to shame, something not well understood or spoken about. Learning compassion and forgiveness for oneself is one of life's hardest lessons.. one that caregiving and grief taught me.