The harsh fact is that Buckel’s suicide was futile. It won’t make a whit of difference toward improving the environment.
If we really want to reduce suicide — and sometimes I wonder if we do — we will increase our focus on mental health as a top-tier societal priority.
What’s the pivot that turns us toward more traditional solutions, versus the wrongly named “progressive” ones?
If this keeps up, there will be a social expectation created that suicide is the right and proper way out — and not just for those with terminal illnesses.
A philosophy PhD, Larry Sanger worked with Jimmy Wales to found Wikipedia in 2001.