A physically hurt person, who is almost incurable, lies in a hospital bed. Craving to live without pain. People around him wishes that the person dies, so that he/she can rest in peace without pain ruining the happiness. They know that keeping him alive will only increase the pain. So they let them go.
I wonder why people don't apply this logic when a mentally ill person is going through immeasurable pain. I wonder why they call the person coward for thinking about suicide. I wonder why dying is not an option when you are going through almost incurable mental pain but it is an option when you are physically hurt. I wonder why death is not a way of happiness if the wounds are invisible but it is a way if the wounds are visible.
This discrimination itself says that no one gives equal importance to mental and physical illness. The society believes, that, if it is in your head, it is not that worse. It can be cured, easily. That it is just in your head, it doesn't really exist. But if it is not in your head, it is on your body somewhere, the pain is real. It is worse.
People who think suicide is not an option or way of happiness, i believe, they haven't experienced something so terrible consuming their heart, mind and soul which leads to thoughts of suicide. They haven't really gone through it. They have just heard about it.
They cannot empathize. They just sit and sympathize. -YASHVI ITALIYA _______ Not supporting suicides, just justifying.