Originally posted by -Aarya-
Originally posted by _Angie_
I have always believed that your life has a purpose, or to certain extend some responsibility toward others (family). What should a person chose between their right to take their own life vs living for others?
I am not advocating suicide but would it be right or even possible to force someone to continue living against their wishes? For how long?
To commit a suicide is a selfish and coward approach, and I blame the person alone for making such decisions...
It seems selfish and cowardly to the devastated people that individual leaves behind. But to the person it's the only way out at that point in time.
I know people who have everything going for them, they are young, successful, bright, have great families and yet still have suicidal thoughts. One of these individuals suffers from depression and they've tried many types of medication, but nothing works well enough to make them feel OK for long enough. When you are depressed you don't see things the way someone who doesn't suffer from that illness does. The little things push you over the edge.
And the sad thing is the person is crying out for help, but often the right kind of help doesn't come. The responsibility or onus is primarily on them - they have to want to stay alive - they have to reach out too. Friends and family can only persuade them to not commit suicide, to stay alive so much. They can provide help - the individual- the victim - often needs proper counselling or someone they can talk to - even medication as a first step.
Sadly help is often not forthcoming and victims often don't reach out. It's why I think so many friends and family members seem shocked when their loved ones end up committing suicide - they're completely unaware of what's been going on.