I’m so upset by people acting like suicide was the only way out for him and defending suicide.
YES mental illness is a real illness. YES he was obviously suffering.
In cases of people with TERMINAL ILLNESS who wish to speed up their deaths to end their suffering, I’m in full-support of assisted-suicide.
HOWEVER, you do have the OPTION of not killing yourself with depression. I work in the mental health field, I know how PAINFUL and REAL depression can be. GIVING UP IS NEVER YOUR ONLY OPTION. THERE IS HELP OUT THERE.
I’m not calling him a coward by any means. PEOPLE LOVE YOU, NO MATTER HOW YOU MAY FEEL. Whether that be your spouse, your partner, your children, your parents, etc.
Yes you may be in pain, but imagine the pain, confusion, and future suffering you’re inflicting on your loved ones. When a loved on dies, pain is inflicted upon EVERY PERON WHO LOVED YOU.
In short, suicide is not cowardly. Psychological pain is THE WORST PAIN. However, with UTILITARIANISM in mind, is ending your pain by inflicting pain on everyone who loves you the most loving thing that you can do?
PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU. YOUR LIFE IS WORTH SAVING. TALK TO SOMEBODY GOD DAMNIT.
Not a day goes by that I don’t receive a thank you from patients of mine or their family. Just today I received a letter in the mail from a patient I worked with six months ago thanking my unit for helping him through the hard times. Nobody I have ever worked with has sought help for their suicidal behaviors and regretted it.
The loss of any life is tragic. Why would you want to create unnecessary tragedy?
If the thought of taking your own life ever crosses your mind, please call the National Suicide Hotline. If you’re an immediate threat to yourself PLEASE call 911.