Why do people think suicide is the answer to their problems?
Because they feel so sad, it not being overwhelmed by your
problems, It is a mental disease, an imbalance of chemicals in your
brain. The answer below is totally wrong. People who have suicidal
thoughts and have sought treatment really know the difference. A
person with a healthy mental state can handle problems without
thoughts of suicide. The answer just below is from someone who is
just guessing at this answer. Skip to the next answer below
- People who have committed suicide or have been thinking about
committing suicide probably feel overwhelmed by their problems.
They might not be able to handle that kind of pressure and feel
that death would be the only way to escape it. Another possible
explanation is that the person in question might have experienced
some sort of loss and might feel that they have nothing left to
live for and simply wish to join them. They also might have some
kind of drug problem and not know what they are doing at the time
or they might feel that dying is the only way to end that
particular addiction. The last reason I can think of is that they
might just want attention or a way to get back at someone that hurt
them. For example, a teenager is abused in some way by his/her
parents and thinks that if they kill themselves then the parent
would know that it was their fault.
- Suicide is not about problems, everyone has problems and many
people triumph over adversity. Suicide is about PAIN and CONTROL.
When you feel that you have no control over your pain, that the
pain will never stop or get better, that is when suicide looks like
a way to gain control and end the pain. Calling it depression
diminishes the real, raw, tearing power of the pain one feels
constantly, endlessly with no hope of it ever getting better or
going away. It is an insanity that drags you into a black hole and
you know that no matter what anyone says or does, you will stay in
that black hole forever. Sometimes suicide is the bravest thing
that one can think of to do for ones self. At that point, one is
not thinking of those who are left behind or how those people will
feel. The world of torture has become to insulated for those
concerns. It equates to asking a person to take time to consider
the consequences of what they are doing when they are already
plunging down the cliff at 200 miles an hour.
The idea that depression is due to an imbalance is one of those
things social workers and psychologists tell each other in order to
feel important. The psychiatric association in the UK as one
example has finally dropped this nonsense. I feel that suicide is
justified in some cases ie. age, terminal disease, or hopeless
depression. Certainly anything is better than being tortured with
pills or shock "treatments".