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Suicidal Tendencies Now Going By “Suicidal Ideation” After Making Progress In Therapy

LOS ANGELES — Members of Suicidal Tendencies announced they will be changing their band name to Suicidal Ideation after reaching an important milestone in therapy this week, multiple sources confirmed.

“I heard for years that I should talk about what was bothering me but I didn’t want to end up in a white shirt with long sleeves. People were always saying you’ll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it. But I’ll be honest, the last time I allowed myself to be vulnerable was when I asked my mom for a Pepsi and she insisted I was using drugs,” said Suicidal Ideation frontman Mike Muir. “I always had a bad view of therapy. I figured by the time they fix my head, that you know, mentally I’ll be dead. But I’m changed, I’ve put in the work, and I feel so refreshed that I’m barely suicidal.”

After noticing dramatic improvements in his own psyche, Muir went on to encourage the rest of the band to seek the help that they needed.

“At first we weren’t sure why he wanted us to get involved, we thought it would be more of a ‘Mike’ thing. When I was asked to join the band back in 2018 I had some baggage, but I didn’t think rehearsals would eventually be observed by a therapist that had us walk through our feelings after each song,” said guitarist Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan. “It’s a lot of work, for sure. But Mike’s right talking things over with a professional has been great for us. And like our therapist says ‘Just cause you don’t understand what’s going on don’t mean it don’t make no sense. And just cause you don’t like it, don’t mean it ain’t no good.’”

Suicidal Ideation is just one among many in a growing trend of bands seeking mental health treatment.

“I’ve worked with many bands over the years and their subsequent material after working with me is universally loved,” said noted therapist Dr. Daniel Liverton. “Back in 2009 I worked with Rivers Cuomo and the rest of Weezer and later that year they released ‘Raditude.’ Which is still considered a classic of the genre. I also worked with Blink-182 when they released ‘Neighborhoods’ and that album is full of fan favorites.”

At press time, Muir was overheard mumbling something about how it “doesn’t matter I’ll probably get hit by a car anyway.”