Tommy Raskin: In Memoriam

Content warning: Suicide

I have been deeply touched this morning reading about the life and death of Tommy Raskin, a Harvard Law student who was active in the EA movement.

The intent of this post is to express my deepest sympathy, respect and condolences to those who knew him, and to share his story with those who didn’t.

I did not know Tommy Raskin, though I wish that I had, and I cannot imagine what his family and friends are going through at the moment.

The last note Tommy wrote to his parents included the line: “Please look after each other, the animals, and the global poor for me.”

We have lost a warrior. For anyone facing suffering like Tommy’s, please know that you are not alone.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24 hours a day, as are many such resources in countries outside the United States. Learn more here.