December 29, 2018

How do creative people deal with suicidal thoughts?

Alisa Wylie


After Scott Hutchison’s death, I was heartbroken. I have lived with depression and anxiety my entire life, and I wanted to look at more in-depth what it would be like to be in his shoes. To look at the steps he took from life to taking his own life, while intertwining my own thoughts and recollections of living with these two conditions. The death of Scott Hutchison sent ripples throughout the entire world, and in this piece I wanted to try to get to grips with why he died by suicide.


Smoke, sand, water: on suicide and creativity.
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