** CW: SUICIDE** I recently listened to the podcast The Gateway (listen at : https://tinyurl.com/yc2j9w3e) and learned all about spiritual leader Teal Swan. She has been someone who is very vocal about her opinions on suicide and how it should be treated, and after listening to it my mind was buzzing with thoughts. This is part one of my thoughts on Teal Swan's suicide advice, where I talk about whether or not the crisis line is helpful, and why regression memory therapy isn't the best advice for people who are suicidal. Part two out next week. In BC there is also a crisis chat line if you don't feel like talking to anyone: https://crisiscentrechat.ca/ Remember to be blunt if they are saying things that aren't helpful, or request to talk to someone else.