Miraculously Clive is still sober. It’s now well into a month and the sweating and shaking have stopped. SSRIs don’t fix everything but Clive has a job and a place to live.
From the outside looking in it seems things are getting better. Therapy has given Clive a lot of coping mechanisms and helped him condition himself to make socially normative comments in the office.
Today Clive’s tube was delayed because someone had jumped in front of the train at the next station. A lot of people were angry or frustrated. Clive was sad. Clive spent the whole day thinking about what drove the guy to jump.
No one is in Clive’s helmet as he hears the train approaching from a distance. Looks across. And watches it fly by.
Clive can understand the temptation that this person felt.
So can a lot of people.
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. Clive thinks you should read the information on this website Mind The Chap
Clive spends a lot of time thinking about how some many people can all be alone inside their helmets.