Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

Monetizing My Illness Feels Weird

I’m not stopping, though.

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I was thinking just now about my friend’s death a few weeks ago, and all of the pain and anguish I went through. It’s pretty clear for everyone to see because I wrote a whole bunch of stories about it here, which I will link at the bottom of this piece.

It feels very weird to monetize my grief at the loss of a friend, and I have voiced…




In which I write one thing each day.

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.

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