There is, what I believe to be a misguided therapeutic view of suicide by medical people, social workers, government types all chattering about the different aspects of this troubling and discordant reality, but they have accomplished almost nothing since the advent of modern medical and academic study, and may have even exacerbated the issue.
Scrupulously fact checked books, articles, medical, philosophical, academic discourses on suicide almost universally call for a psychiatric or therapeutic “cure” to stop suicides from occurring, and despite titles like “Reasons for Suicide” and topic headings to that affect, they really never address the real reasons for suicide and they refuse to lend any shred of credibility to the endless hours of thinking and suffering that have gone into these decisions.
Suicide, and suicidal thinking is not a just another symptom on a branch of a monolithic all encompassing mental illness tree diagram; it is a valid and reasonable conclusion in tens of thousands of suicides in the United States every year.
It is de-humanizing and patronizing to universally dismiss these profound philosophical life choices that so many people struggle with so tortuously just to imagine you’re protecting the genteel and humane fabric of society. The societal fabric will do just fine. All those devastated survivors that this is really all about, apply your therapeutic remedy to them, don’t strip away the last expression of free-will and purpose from the person who has already suffered so horribly for so long.
Sometimes the pill that cures all your ills is the black capsule.