Reply From Suicidal.com
I believe in the legal right
to commit suicide too.
But isn't it better that it is "illegal" so
that the police can at least try to stop someone who is rashly
throwing their life away over a relationship break-up or before
trying to get help for depression and things like that ??
Would you not be grateful if
the police found someone you loved trying to jump off a bridge
and saved them ??
At the same time, we all know that
no one can really stop a person from committing suicide if
they really want to - I knew that when I was suicidal.
I actually tell people on my site that they
can always do it later, but I am urging them not
to do it now - just to put it off, hoping, of course, that
time for treatment will save them.
In this, I am acknowledging that "right" to
Knowing I always had that choice, that way "out," was
of critical importance to me in considering whether
I would stay alive for another day or not.
How I Felt: How Bad
Was My Depression
Many people have attempted suicide and
someone found them and saved them. MANY of these same people
will tell you now, that they are extremely grateful
that their life was saved and they are alive today.
Of course, regardless of the law, a person
is always free to try it again if that's what they want - and
we know that many do succeed.
If someone you loved was
trying to kill themselves, would you not ask,
implore, beg, plead, reason, encourage, cry, wail and moan
for them not to do it and to try to get help
or ask them to wait, give it a chance, etc. ???
That is all I am doing.
People tell me "Thank You" on a
daily basis for helping them have hope, or see clearer, or
not feel so alone, and often for saving their lives. I
don't see that as a bad thing.
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