As someone with a close relationship to suicidal loved ones, depression and mental health issues… something has been troubling me lately. Why is there a recent need to equate suicide to any other form of death? When someone takes their own life, they actually commit suicide. No lightning crashing, no instant cancer suddently taking over one’s existence.
I’m all for removing stigma from mental illness, but semantics helps no one. Suicide is a choice in the end, it is an ethical one indeed. We need to make peace with this fact.
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