The Difference Between Being Sad and Feeling Sad

Chelsea Renee MAT
10 min readJul 8, 2020

Grief, pain, growth, and liberation

Photo by Chelsea Mandler

My eighteen-year-old cousin, Chris, shot himself in the head in a game of Russian Roulette late one morning amidst getting high.

I gather he was trying to impress some girls, but made the fatal mistake of taking it too far.

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Chelsea Renee MAT

Everyday mortal, person, human, eccentric, unconventional, educated, and most importantly, open-minded.