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Sometimes Suicide Means Freedom

I have been thinking. Suicide to mental illness is essentially death to cancer. Just because you have the latter does not mean the former ought to happen. Cancer has chemotherapy and everything that follows suit. On the other hand, mental illnesses have therapy and all that comes with it. You cannot fault a person who has cancer for being unable to get better with chemotherapy. Nor can you fault them for dying as a result. You do not say, “If only X had tried harder to get over cancer.” or “If only Y thought about their loved ones and healed.”. They have given it their best. Nobody’s first choice is to fail. So, should mental illnesses not be treated with the same care and attitude? Because guess what? They want to live as much as you do, despite the never-ending chasm inside them every single day.