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Is Suicide A Selfish Act?

Is Suicide A Selfish Act?

One argument you always, without fail, hear against suicide is how selfish of you it would be. How you need to think of your family. Think of your friends. How would they feel? How are they meant to deal with their loss? How would they ever get over it? I believe this to be the most idiotic rebuttal there is to offer. You’re supposed to suffer; You’re supposed to endure the worst kind of hell; You’re supposed to resign yourself to a life devoid of joy, just so you don’t upset someone who didn’t… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I wouldn't call it selfish myself. What people who don't have depression don't understand is that being suicidal doesn't mean a person really wants to die. It means that the person simply cannot take the pain any longer and they just want the pain to end. I've also heard it said that suicide is the cowards way out. Actually it takes a LOT of courage to make the decision and act on it. Again, something few people understand.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

You are absolutely right. What's more selfish? Someone killing themselves or someone being forced to live in a world where they are so unhappy? Suicidal people are too often overlooked, invalidated, and treated like shit. One of my uncles killed himself and it seemed no one in my family gave a fuck. With as harsh as this sounds, I'm kind of glad he did it. He had a miserable life from what I've heard and I know he isn't suffering anymore. To me, suicide is not a selfish act, but rather a very permanent way of taking care of yourself. Sometimes life is shitty, so people start over. For the record, I don't condone suicide, but I wouldn't be angry at someone for doing it. It's their body and their life, so who am I to judge?

posted over 5 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I don't think suicide is a selfish act. Sometimes things get so hard in your life your mind tells you that it's for the best because you cannot handle this world and how you feel each day. Well that's how my mind thinks. 😊

posted over 5 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Well I think suicide is a personal choice, I don't think anyone has the right to decide if it is or isn't selfish, I personally don't think it's selfish and have made several unsuccessful attempts, but also have since done research into things like assisted suicide at places like Dignitas, and how their membership works, I've also searched for methods like how veterinarians put large animals to sleep, and how to buy the required drugs on the darknet market place, and this is a guaranteed method, if I was to do this there is no coming back, just knowing I have this choice and control over my life, can make me feel better, and I have discussed this research and possibility with my counsellor who respects my decisions to research the possibilities, he never suggests it's a bad thing, but nor will he condone me attempting to act on such behaviour or impulse, he'd implore me to think about it fully first.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Life is a gift. Even though I have had those thoughts, I just keep trying and moving forward for them.

posted over 5 years ago
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