by Steve Bringe
I have no fondness for this sentiment. To wit, I firmly believe this sentiment is irresponsible and dangerous to peers at the brink of killing themselves.
If ever you’ve been suicidal you’ll quickly empathize. If not, then perhaps shared insight can help you understand.
You see, when I’m at my worst and suicidal, and already feeling worthless and underserving of love, a burden upon my loved ones with a mind lying to me with artificial thoughts like “They’re better off without me,” this sentiment only proves my point to my diseased mind.
Guilt won’t save me. Guilt gives me reason to let go.
Reprinted with kind permission of Steve’s Thoughtcrimes.