I think what people should realize is no one wants to die. That just seems like the only solution. Instead, we/they want the pain to stop. To be saved. When I was suicidal, a friend said to me: "What if you die and nothing happens. You won't be able to feel sadness or hurt, but you won't be able to feel relief either. You will be nothing".
It's hard to explain how incredibly attractive that sounded to me. To feel nothing.
I know I'm not the only person to have felt that way. Everyone would much rather be happy and free of pain instead of dead. But when you are at that point, the idea that you could ever be happy is so inconceivable. You think that even if you were happy, something horrible would happen and you would just be sad again so whats the point?
You assume everyone will move on or be better without you OR you just can't care or seem to think about it. Because you feel worthless. You feel as if you are not contributing to the world or won't be missed when you are gone.
How completely insane does that sound? Even being the one who thought it, I can say it doesnt sound sane. I'm just trying to show some people who maybe never had these feelings the type of thoughts that go through your head.
You can be depressed and never be suicidal. No rational person will think suicide is an option, but when you cross over that line, your think in a completely irrational way.