Friday, June 8, 2007

The Suicide Months

I'm pretty sure May and June are the months (in the northern hemisphere) with the highest suicide rates. Most people think suicides peak in winter, but THEY ARE WRONG. In fact, it's because of PROBABLY THE SAME REASON that people commit suicide, kind of, kind of the same, THAT I AM WRITING IN ALL CAPS, because I get kind of loony in June.

Increased warmth and sunlight fill the body with restless energy. In a person like me who is not depressed this only results in being spastic and wanting to bounce off the walls and do thousands of things at once and not being able to sleep. But someone experiencing deep emotional problems, who hates life and in the winter was able to escape from reality by sleeping all day, now is forced to stay wide awake and alert to their own miserable condition, not interested in doing anything but also filled with energy and wanting to burst into millions of pieces which can't happen very well, so maybe just kill themself instead.

Anyway, there are too many thoughts in my head to write down tonight. Maybe I will write more.


Miranda said...

Well that was a little depressing :( When are you moving back to CA? And can I just reiterate how lame it is that we lived so close for a whole year and never saw each other? It's lame. And now there you go, back to the other side of the country. I do hope your last months in Boston are great though.

BenjyWay said...

Also, a lot of elderly folks die from the heat. Much more so than in colder days.

I guess industrialized nations have inverted their seasonal-death cycle.