Oh, so you've been to this place?
Suicide isn't for weak people nor is it selfish, imho. It takes someone with a lot of balls to commit suicide. Some people deal with their issues by wanting to leave this world since their world in their eyes and emotions and realism is nothing but pain and depression. If they want to go, let them go. Who are you to judge who and what they are as a person?
Suicide is never the answer. This makes me think about little children in other countries that have it worse than we do. I mean, kids who wake up to no parents, no food, no home, no safety etc.. and yet I don't hear them talking about suicide. I do not mean to belittle anyone's problems here, but I just want to bring about the point that it's never the way out. I'm a devout Christian, and I believe that suicide is a straight ticket to hell. But my faith aside, I do believe that suicide is rather cheap. Instead of riding out the problems and letting life play out, suicide steals that chance for anything to happen. Even if nothing good ever happens, at least you're still kickin. Which reminds me, there are men serving life sentences in prison. I don't know any alarming statistic of them committing suicide. They just let their sentences ride out.
To those who commit suicide, that is their answer. Not everyone is the same, nor does everyone think like you do, let's start from there.
You may think suicide is wrong, a 'ticket to hell', that's what your religion taught you to believe. However, I'm not religious, many people who commit suicide aren't religious and some may even be religious but the point is, not everyone has that patience to wait for something good to happen, some don't even have hope any more. There are multitudes of reasons people take the suicide route.. but not everyone is going to stop, wait and hope for a better outcome.
As far you saying it's rather 'cheap' to kill yourself, that isn't very Christian of you. Perhaps you should go pray and ask for forgiveness for that statement. As far as the inmates serving life sentences, that doesn't even register on the same level of suicidal individuals. Not everyone who's been through grief, or had a bit of bad luck is going to kill themselves nor does suicide even register in the brains of most people. If I was given a life sentence, I wouldn't kill myself either because I'm not the suicidal type and rather be alive surrounded by concrete walls than dead. But you have to think, those inmates have the ability to still contact their loved ones, write to whomever they please.. people who commit suicide probably lost all hope, too depressed, hate their lives, been bullied, lost a loved one, was a member of a cult, who f*cking knows. But calling them cheap, weak or whatever is a f*cked up thing to say and in return makes YOU the cheap one. But you'd be suprised at the amount of suicides that take place in prison and jail. Some find the future of bars too much, some kill themselves due to sexual abuse, the list goes on.
Instead of talking about how it's cheap and ridiculous to kill yourself, how about work for a suicide hotline and help those in need since you think there's always a better route and they shouldn't do it. I'm not one to stop a suicide, I'm far from a counselor and all I can do is try to talk to them and let them get their feelings off their chest and trust me, I've lost acouple friends to suicide due to PTSD and other reasons.. all we can do is talk to them, we can't force them.