What It’s Like To Lose A Patient To Suicide As A Mental Health Professional

What It’s Like To Lose A Patient To Suicide As A Mental Health Professional

The day after I learned of Luna’s death, my emotions slid and then split sharply into opposing camps. I was struck with both the urge to talk about Luna* with my colleagues ― obsessively, indiscriminately ― and the pressure to mute my sadness for the sake of preserving (what I had hoped) was a reputation for resiliency. The memory of my last visit with her ― when she had smiled with teeth and held out her left palm for me to high-five ― played like a slideshow on infinite loop. I had finally gotten the meds right, and she had...

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