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    Just curious. I can think of scenarios where the decision to commit suicide is arrived at through cold logic (a sort of life benefits-costs analysis), or where it is a consequence of other mental states (e.g. lack of resilience =/= depression). I don't know how common such cases are though. What do you think?
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    (Original post by llys)
    Just curious. I can think of scenarios where the decision to commit suicide is arrived at through cold logic (a sort of life benefits-costs analysis), or where it is a consequence of other mental states (e.g. lack of resilience =/= depression). I don't know how common such cases are though. What do you think?
    No I don't think so unless it was in some sort of self sacrifice to save others type of scenario.
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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    No I don't think so unless it was in some sort of self sacrifice to save others type of scenario.
    Sorry I'm not sure I understand - you don't think you have to be clinically depressed to be suicidal or you do think so?
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    (Original post by llys)
    Sorry I'm not sure I understand - you don't think you have to be clinically depressed to be suicidal or you do think so?
    I was saying no I don't think so based on derived from cold logic argument.
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    (Original post by ServantOfMorgoth)
    I was saying no I don't think so based on derived from cold logic argument.
    Oh right, got it.
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    I think it's definitely possible. There are so many possible reasons for wanting to kill yourself, I'm not saying that its okay to in some cases, just that depression is not the only cause for suicidal ideation.
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    Not necessarily - for example if you have a terminal or degenerative illness then I can understand why you might want to commit suicide.
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    Schizophrenia is another reason
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    (Original post by Jenx301)
    Not necessarily - for example if you have a terminal or degenerative illness then I can understand why you might want to commit suicide.
    Yes, this is even covered by Dignitas (assisted suicide clinic):

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    Anyone suffering from an illness which will lead inevitably to death, or anyone with an unendurable disability, who wants voluntarily to put an end to their life and suffering can, as a member of DIGNITAS, request the association to help them with accompanied suicide.
    I was wondering why they have these conditions of illness or disability; I find it actually rather discriminatory. What about other people who want to kill themselves? I mean, you might say that life is an illness which will lead inevitably to death. Probably they must impose these conditions for legal reasons though.
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