Last Call: A Buddhist monk confronts Japan’s suicidal culture

Every time I’ve had occasion to give a talk, or a workshop, or a reading, at least one person comes up to share with me they’ve lost a loved one to suicide. It’s a constant reminder of the prevalence of depression, and the fact that it is all too often a fatal illness.

I found this article about a Japanese monk dealing with suicide and depression very moving.

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