The news that Jordan Peterson is suicidal and schizo will not exactly surprise anyone who read Jordanetics. Or, for that matter, Maps of Meaning.
Jordan Peterson in a new interview described his spiral into drug addition and suicidal thoughts, before being diagnosed with schizophrenia — and then undergoing a controversial Russian treatment that him placed into an induced coma for eight days.
The controversial Canadian psychology professor, who has spent much of his career railing against political correctness, spoke to the Sunday Times, along with his podcast host daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, about his downward spiral.
“I don’t remember anything. From Dec. 16 of 2019 to Feb. 5, 2020,” the self-help author said of period he was sent Russia for treatment. “I don’t remember anything at all,” Peterson told the British newspaper.
Peterson gained international fame for blasting academic “safe spaces” and feminism, as well as his refusal to use transgender people’s preferred pronouns.
He penned the international bestseller, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” in 2018, but was struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines prescribed to him after a violent reaction to a strict meat and greens diet.
To be honest, I don’t believe he’s schizophrenic. I think it’s considerably more likely that he’s demon-possessed and haunted by his historical relations with family members.