Is suicide a free choice, like choosing to do the laundry today, or to watch TV?
Or is the act of suicide more of a false choice — the illusion of choice, with none of the freedom we typically associate with the word?
Some people may feel this is semantics — not worth the time to discuss. But given some of the ridiculous things that have been written about suicide in the past week, I feel like it’s an important point to examine and understand.
Suicide is not a choice in any meaningful sense of the word. Here’s why.