Bill Zeller died of suicide at age 27, due to abuse he suffered during childhood.
But what helps people write different endings?
In this guest post, Emily Rosenbaum, PhD writes about the stories of child abuse.
Statistically, Bill Zeller's death will count as ‘1' in the 18- to 29-year-old column for deaths due to suicide. The CDC reports such fatal injury data by cause of death. But no government agency is responsible for correcting the CDC's counts of suicide when the cause of death occurred long before the suicide. And maybe there should be.
Being labeled a "dependent" may not feel good to emerging adults. Alternatively, it may feel right; given that 80% of college graduates move back home after graduation, are emerging adults best understood as dependents? What issues does "being a dependent" raise for emerging adults? Their parents? Society?