Re: Mental Health and Wanting to Die
Being psychotic is not a pre-requisite for suicide.
Tens of thousands of people chose to end their lives for a wide variety of reasons.
Some because of a traumatic event, or a series of traumatic events that last for years, seemingly never to end.
Such people are NOT crazy in the usual sense of the word. They are merely horribly depressed.
Though women occasionally commit suicide, it is men who most often succeed in carrying the deed out.
For men, the most common cause is the loss of a wife/GF/lover. For men, being single/divorced/separated/abandoned is vastly more difficult than it is for a woman.
For women the opposite is true. She is "safest" if she is single.
Keep an eye out on the nightly news. When you hear about a man who killed his EX, take note of his relationship status. All too often it is because he can't cope with having his lover leave him. I do not hint or suggest that he has any right to do this. I merely state that it is a common cause.
Some people, male and female are plagued with memories of an abusive childhood. Some go on to live near normal lives. But, for some, the trauma is never ending.
Add a stressful existence, throw in a lost lover, failing health, and you can have a recipe for disaster.
In the study of psychology, there is something called "The Rule of Thirds". That refers to the results of psychotherapy. 1/3 will improve, 1/3 will remain the same and 1/3 will get worse.