Literature doesn’t exactly have a strong mental-health track record.
You know, they ask me if I were on a desert island and knew nobody would ever see what I wrote, would I go on writing. My answer is most emphatically yes. I would go on writing for company. Because I’m creating an imaginary—it’s always imaginary—world in which I would like to live.
If you don’t think that your life is more important than anyone else’s, sign your donor card and kill yourself.
Gregory House, “Last Resort”