I Wanted to Drown Myself in a Lake at Five Years Old

What makes a child want to kill himself at such a young age?

Photo by Ian Espinosa on Unsplash

My earliest and most vivid memory was of walking on thin ice, hoping it would break, wishing I would drown in a lake. More than anything, I wanted to die.

Illness, medication, and old age erased the blissful salad days when I felt like an alien and…

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