Suicidal Thoughts from A to Z: Reflections of a Troubled Mind by Derek McDaniel
We understand space and the oceans more than the complexities of our brains. The fluctuations in individual brain chemistry and how it affects behavior is a science that is still in its infancy. And yet, we as a society still treat mental illness as a moral issue. The mechanisms that cause someone to commit suicide are not well understood. Why would anyone want to take their own life? I've attempted suicide three times and the answer to this question is something I still grapple with. This book covers the two-year time span in which these attempts were made. I'll do my best to pry open the curtain and give you a peek inside the troubled mind.