The (Real) Delusion That You’re a Corpse

From Ask A Mortician.

More than just feeling a little dead inside.

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Mortician: Caitlin Doughty
Producer & Writer: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1)
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Additional Research: Remy Servis

This video was greatly informed by the essays of Esmé Weijun Wang, her book "The Collected Schizophrenias", as well as interviews with Ms. Wang. Thank you Ms. Wang, for sharing your experiences with such candor and humor. https://esmewang.com/

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Machado, Leonardo. Case reports in medicine vol. 2016 (2016)

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