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Over 90 percent of the people who die by suicide have a mental illness at the time of their death. And the vast majority of those mental illnesses are untreated, under-treated, or not properly treated.
People who die by suicide are not thinking clearly -- and they cannot possibly think clearly -- because their brain is not functioning properly at the time they pass away from suicide.
Their brain is giving them overwhelming signals to die.
They have a chemical imbalance in their brain, are in extreme emotional pain, and their mind is saying "you must die by suicide to end this."
Again -- it is an overwhelming condition.
They do not "choose" do die -- their mental illness causes them to die -- just like some people die from heart disease, cancer, or other things that are out of their control.
And every time an ignorant person makes the statement that "people choose to die by suicide" the stigma of suicide is perpetuated.
Let me draw an analogy between suicide and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): People with OCD have recurrent, overwhelming, obsessive thoughts that compel them to act in ways that others do not understand. For instance, a person with OCD may believe that his or her house is contaminated -- even though it is immaculately clean -- and thus compulsively washes his or her hands to get rid of the "germs."
So do people who are otherwise very intelligent simply "choose" to wash their hands 500 times a day?
They have a disorder and need treatment.
Now, someone with severe depression -- and untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide -- has a similar signal that their brain is sending to them, and that signal is this: you must die by suicide.
That "signal" is incessant and overwhelming.
Again, the person does not "choose" suicide; the mental illness causes the suicide.
One more time: People do not choose suicide; their mental illness causes the suicide.
People who die by suicide are strong, intelligent, loving, caring people -- who happen to have a mental illness.
And there should be no stigma whatsoever associated with that mental illness -- regardless of what it is -- as well as no stigma associated with suicide.
The people who do not understand these basic, irrefutable truths about suicide are part of a serious problem -- and that problem is ignorance. And, unbelievably, many psychologists, psychiatrists, suicidologists, and members of the clergy are part of this problem -- and thus they actually perpetuate stigma instead of fighting it!
So, don't be part of the problem. Share your understanding about suicide with others, and help combat this ignorance.
And be as supportive, helpful, and understanding as possible to suicide survivors. They deserve our unconditional love.
And always remember this: People who die by suicide do not choose to die, they have a mental illness -- and it is the mental illness that causes them to pass away. "
I LOVE MY MUM! SEE YOU IN HEAVEN WHEN MY TIME HAS COME.
GOD, Please show your loves to all.