This isn't really a post for the debate, but I just found it odd that this thread was made on the One Year Anniversary of my late friends death, who did commit suicide.
The person suiciding does have it hard, which usually related to bullying, or generally being sick. My grandfather suicided when my mom was 18, and he shot himself. But do I blame him for that? No I do not, because he was very sick, and he has every right to do what he want's to his own body. I am sure he knew that it would hurt his family, and yeah, it did. But people forgive, if they see a reason for it.
I should also add that a depressed mind is an irrational and emotionally driven mind, with very little room for logic if any at all. Preventing a person from needlessly killing themselves due to temporary emotional distress is not "treating them like children" ...it's treating them like a human being, be that a child, adult or elder, humans don't not mind seeing their fellow specie die, whether it be due to accident, murder, disease, old age, or suicide.
You should really drop the whole suicide justification of "life's shit and ima off myself cuz im a big boy with choices to make i haz priorities qq".
If it's true that you've attempted suicide that is terrible and I hope you are never put in another situation where that seems like a good idea. There's life after depression, unfortunately there is not life after death, and I know such words don't matter to a hopeless depressed suicidal mind, which is why you need help. Being depressed and suicidal is like falling into a deep hole with no way out. People can pull you out of that hole man, and you can return to a beautiful life.
I think a suicidal person needs help just as much as someone suffering from a broken bone or disease, as it is a physical, treatable medical condition.
It's an alternative away from everything for me. I've definitely considered doing it and I've almost done it.
It's selfish and doesn't consider the people in relation to the victim. Not only that, but people who have great potential end up doing it over small things such as bullying in school, so it's cowardly as well.
If you're thinking suicide thoughts I won't think down on you, but you'll still need help anyways. It's such a stupid thing.
It cannot be fully understood unless one experiences it themselves.
But anyways suicide has a function, it removes discomfort and existence, which some people would prefer over there current conditions, which may be long term or short term, doesn't really matter.
So if someone was not connected to anyone else, (anti-social lives in the mountains), you would be okay with that suicide?
Whether it is cowardly or not should be irrelevant.
Most people commit suicide over Gmod 13 nowadays :(
I have since the age of 12, openly spoken with my parents about concidering suicide, and for the past year or so I've directly stated that I was only waiting for their permission for suicide.
I feel nothing interresting in life, and I find myself constantly thinking and overanalysing everyone's actions in vaine hope that it's not me who's different.
I'd love it to be legal.
My entire life's been a countdown, I'd like it to end before I do it "by accident" and forget about friends and family.
I've contemplated it a few times, it seems everything is always getting worse for me. My grades are failing, my parents just want to put me on ADHD meds and hope that will help.
They haven't before and I dought they will.
My parents also take away my solace from these pains, videogames and anything I find enjoyable. That stupid firewall makes learning about the Great War ten times harder.
My goal in life is to be a WWI Archeologist. How am I supposed to teach myself things if 80% of the really useful websites on specific weapons and whatnot are blocked? I'm 15 not 9...
That only makes my situation worse... And makes me feel even worse.
Suicide should be legal, and laws banning it are dumb. I mean hell, if you're dead what are they going to do?
Suicide laws are unspeakably dumb. Whether suicide is "legal" or not is not gonna change any outcome, no matter how strict those "laws" are. I don't think suicide is neither right nor wrong, it's just something that depends on the person. Since it's very doubtful that any kind of heaven or hell exists, nothing else will happen after your suicide. You'll just get an infinite blank nothingness.
Yeah, suicide will cause a ripple effect and mentally rip apart many relatives, but eventually they're gonna die too, and they're gonna enter that blank nothingness just like the person they were grieving for, without any ability to think or remember. As if the "suicider" never existed to begin with.
Suicide is the easiest escape from all your problems, commiting a suicide is the biggest sign of weakness.
From a christian point of view, you don't own your life, God gave it to you so you can manage it for him, and how you manage it will determinate your faith. You were given the luxury of a life, not the right.
I think that rights of your own body should extend to ending it, you are a massive pussy if you do it but who am I to judge?
Its silly that people are banning other people what to do with their life, if I want to die I should have the option and right to do it because its my body, my mind and my life. I don't support government funded things like they have in... was it Switzerland? Mainly because I wouldn't want to waste my tax money on somebody wanting to die but I do support them if they are privately funded (Might be a good business to get into actually, a person willing to die is willing to spend more)
Silly governments telling people they cant do something with their own life. As long as it does not harm anyone else, why not?
Well I could argue that it could still indirectly cause someone to suffer physical harm at the hands of another individual who blames them for it, but that's beside the point.
Mental trauma can be just harmful as physical trauma in the long run;.
But I could agree that if someone wished to end their life, as long as they organizes and get the approvals of people affected (I can see that would be hard to achieve, but people need to really think hard when asked), then yes, to end suffering I could see it as a means.
Telling a depressed potentially suicidal person that he would be very selfish and rude to ever consider such a thing is such a wonderful thing to say to someone. Especially when he believes that the feelings of others outweigh his own. So the person would never even attempt bodily harm to himself as he doesn't want to hurt the people he holds dear to his heart. The only thing left is a miserable person being trapped in a box of depressive thoughts with no end in sight, thinking of themselves as someone who died emotionally a long time ago but just waiting for the body to catch up.
Of course I have escapism so everything is fine and dandy.
I don't know, but if it ever is illegal and I decide to do it, they'll never catch me alive!
I blame trolls and bullies for why people commit suicide.
And sometimes people just can't be bothered anymore, there may just not be anything they look forwards too and feel as if they have lived enough. It can also be selfish for people not to want them to kill themself because otherwise they feel bad, when in reality it is the persons own decision to kill themself.