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We mistakenly categorize grief as a naturally occurring emotion, but that notion is neither rational nor beneficial.
Although we generally believe that mourning and grief are a sign that we care for others, it is possible they are really about our own personal fears, and dig us into them even deeper.
Treating every suicide like a failure of the individual is perhaps the most disrespectful phenomena we have all agreed to accept as completely normal.