Suicide especially by young people is so dreadfully sad and tragic. I have heard people call it 'selfish' and can never let that pass. For someone who gets to the point of thinking of taking their own lives (not due to terminal illness, etc), it is because they really think it is the very best solution not just for themselves, but also for all their family,
Yes, I do like talking about it as a permanent solution to a temporary problem - but that is not how the person themselves feels at the time.
Somehow, there is still some sort of strange stigma attached to sucicide. No idea why - but it is there. The real stigma should be with the society that does not find the time and resources to give help in advance of this action.
Mental Health services are cut back to the bone. More than ever referrals being made to services which have long since been stretched to past their limits. Large amount of money need to be poured into this (and do not tell me we cannot afford it - whilst spending money on new royal yaghts, and HSE, nuclear weapons, etc. etc.). More mental health professionals need to encouraged to train (Doctors, OT's, Social Workers, Nurses, etc. etc). Referrals should be able to be seen speedily - not having to wait several months as they often do now. GP's need more training as how to spot such problems, often disguised under appeals to them for help for physical problems.
How in earth can we call ourselves a 'civilised society' when so many of our younger people feel that the only way out is to take their own lives?