Mike King and the importance of being imperfect

Although poverty compounds the risks, suicide isn’t just a risk for people in disadvantaged circumstances - the intensity of expectation for privileged kids to achieve is beyond anything I ever experienced growing up and it’s bloody dangerous. Kids who can’t make themselves believe that good enough is good enough, and if you’re a straight A student one year, you’re not a loser if you get Bs the next year. They’re afraid to fail.