This idea that people who commit suicide are victims is bullshit. I understand that they're in black despair, but they are still capable of making that choice not to. Not to make the most cowardly and selfish choice to put their families through the pain of losing them.
I just read an article that I will not link because it is such bullshit that claims that one doesn't commit cancer, or a heart attack, and so one doesn't commit suicide because that is also a death caused by an illness.
It is not the same.
Yes, depression is horrid. I know. I have been there. I have held the knife in my hands, with the blade set on my wrist. I chose not to. I chose to live. I chose not to be a selfish coward.
Committing suicide is not an involuntary action.
It is a choice. A stupid, selfish, cowardly act. It is not simply a death caused by disease Depression alone won't kill you--if you die, it's because it was the result of a choice. One that's only justifiable in a very few circumstances.*
*Chronic pain that isn't treatable under our current draconian prohibition laws is one. Coming back from war crippled and in constant, high-grade pain from wounds sustained is another. Last, but not least, terminal illness is also justifiable. Nothing else.
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