Suicide is usually a symptom of something. It's not where someone has set a predetermined time they want to die, it's that they're suffering from something and suicide is interpreted as a way out. It could be stress, mental disorders, hormones, or drugs that cause the suicidal thoughts. I read a study or two, if someone attempts suicide and fails or is prevented, then usually in 72 hours they no longer feel the need for suicide (aka it's usually an impulsive behavior.) Also, 90% of people who survive a suicide attempt are glad that they survived and do not make a second attempt. So suicide is not considered a well-though-out, educated, moral decision, it's instead an impulsive and extreme behavior that's brought on by something else.
Its your body and YOU should have the right to do as you wish. I'm sure someone will give you some religious nonsense about it but in reality do as you please. I just think suicide is the sissy way out of life.
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I'm not here to argue whether we should or not, but one thing we should note: suppose that suicide is listed as a common solution for our problems. The moment many of us feel 'broken' and find the problem unsolvable, will commit suicide. This is while the solutions they know, are not all the solutions possible.
I strongly believe we need to rethink the idea of assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. Why have them suffer through until a natural ending, prolonging the pain, suffering for themselves and the family, not to mention the massive expense that gets racked up in those final months. Unfortunately, the Church will never agree so we'll always have strong opposition from that side of the fence.
That should not be interpreted as a free choice for the non-terminally dying. That is a cop-out for problems that can be overcome given enough time and effort. The old saying is true...."Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem."