April 23, 2019

Pretending to Care About Suicide

Listener favorite Heather Marulli is back to explore why we're so societally weird about suicide and death. The episode begins with everyone's favorite bit: reading horrendously self-aggrandizing social media posts shared in the wake of tragedy. Then: why are people so unhappy? Is mental illness internally real or a reaction to a broken world?

PLUS: "Elephant mourning," spiritual impoverishment in the US, how to ACTUALLY help someone who might be suicidal, and the benefits of transcendental meditation. Yes, this episode sounds like something created by people into crystals. Only 1/3 people talking is into crystals!

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