Being depressed and suicidal can become a habit

Whenever I feel the need to engage in death-worship, there’s always a church.

With relentless, indifferent cruelty, the commercial dynamics of the Internet has fostered the development of countless niche sites for venting dark feelings. I can visit TheMighty.com, or MyDepression.com or even come here and lay it all out. There’s not just an app for that; there are dozens, each with their own community.

Boy, I would have loved all of this when I was a freaked-out teenager. Me and my few friends…