May 22, 2007
Heroin, Suicide, Depression - Continued
Well, I have to get off this topic because its depressing me, and unfortunately I don't mean that sarcastically - it really is.
I know that certain people have a natural inclination toward depression and addiction. Those two things combined often lead to suicide. But there is something about the creative mind, the person who feels so deeply that they can't ignore the pain around them, and inside of them. The person that uses a powerful addicting drug to create a place where life feels good, or escaping permanately through death.
Of course, its not only the artistic types that "choose to leave this world" by numbing themselves or committing suicide. Every individual has his/her own reason.
Nevertheless, I do see a connection. Here is a list (too long to put on this post) if you are interested in the results of some of my research. It's not an all inclusive list, just some info I pulled, mostly off Wikipedia.