On Being podcast about Suicide On Being's Krista Tippett interviewed Jennifer Michael Hecht about suicide, and hope for our future selves. Stay. That’s the message that philosopher, poet, and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht puts at the center of her unusual writing about suicide. She’s traced how the history of Western civilization has, at times, demonized those who commit suicide, and, at times, celebrated it as a moral freedom. She has struggled with suicidal places in her life and lost friends to it. As a scholar, she’s now proposing a new cultural reckoning with suicide, based not on morality or on rights but on our essential need for each other. — http://www.onbeing.org/program/jennifer-michael-hecht-suicide-and-hope-for-our-future-selves/6187 Listen to the moving podcast that urges us to stay for each other. Posted on December 14, 2015 by Ellen Harris.