• What Everyone Gets Wrong About Suicide: An Open Letter From A Black Male Survivor

    10 days ago - By Essence

    By Mike Veny · Updated January 24, 2023 At 10 years old, I attempted suicide but didn't want to die. I just wanted the intense sadness and unbearable pain to stop. I was frustrated because it made no sense. I couldn't figure out why I felt this way when everything in my life was good. I'd been self-harming to relieve this all-encompassing mental pressure, and my behavioral issues had escalated. The self-destructive behavior was the only time I felt a sense of control during a time shrouded by internal chaos. I didn't understand why my frustration often led to anger, where I lashed out in...
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