This May Change Your Perspective
Just imagine this.
You have a friend who suffers from OCD, Social Anxiety, depression, self-harm, or some other mental health problem. (S)He confides in you. (S)He comes to you to ask for your help.
And what do you do? You mock her/him. Tell him/her to ignore it. To be happy. To stop suffering from that problem. To stop trying to seek attention. To get over it. You tell him/her that there are people who suffer much more than him/her.
And when (s)he gets fed up and can't deal with it anymore, (s)he suicides.
And then you say that it was a coward's way out.
Now imagine this.
You are suffering from heart problems, diabetes, cancer, HIV, or some other physical disease. Or a disease that doesn't seem so serious. You're in severe pain. You don't know it yet.
The disease gets worse. You found out that you're suffering from that disease. You go up to someone who you know cares about you a lot. You ask for treatment.
And what they do? They tell you to stop being dramatic. They call you an attention seeker. They tell you to stop having that disease. They tell you some people are suffering more than you. They call your suffering small.
You don't get medical treatment.
What do you think? Can you now get rid of the disease? Did you get any better?
It doesn't stop here. Your disease worsens. Death is staring at you, taunting you. You know your time is near.
Your time comes. Many of those who came to your funeral, calls you a coward. For not being able to fight that disease.
Do you really think that saying other people are suffering more than you will make a physical health problem go away?
No, right? Same is the case with mental health problems.
Does saying "Don't have *insert disease name here*" makes a physical aliment goes away?
No? Same with mental diseases.
Is a person who died of a physical disease a coward because (s)he gave up fighting the disease?
No, (s)he is a victim, right? So is with sucide.
It's time that we should stop thinking that mental diseases are less harmful than physical ones. Both are severe, both need medical attention, both need a doctor.
So now tell me, is sucide a coward's way out? Is suffering from mental problems a joke? I think not.