First of all I need to clarify something: I am not planning to kill myself, I was looking about this subject since a friend killed one of her characters in a story, so I made some research about how some people handle these situations.
And for the first time (in forever~ (8) ) I think first world people has some pretty fucked up optimism about the subject.
Most of the articles support the idea that suicide is the worst thing you can possibly do, not to yourself but to all the people around you. Several of them insist, in the deep of the message, that you have to stay alive just to not hurt others.
I can understand that for some (most people) that is a very acceptable message, but in my own point of view, death should be a personal decision.
In one of the articles they use the example of a play, where the role you chose is your life. And that if you quit your role, everyone has to fix their script and acts so the play can move on. And the only one responsible for all that mess is yourself.
Now let me tell you what's the problem with that metaphor: you weren't asked to take the role. You were forced into it because other people decided to have a romantic scene (or non-romantic, it could have been a rape or a drunk night) and they needed someone to fill the role of 'child' after that.
So no, you just can't tell someone to not kill themselves because they will be responsible if the play fails or if people needs to fix their own scrips. If they weren't asked about wanting to take that role or not then they are in their ENTIRE FREEDOM to quit their role at anytime. Without any consequences. That's how REAL free will works.
Seriously, if someone at some moment SERIOUSLY (but I mean being really sure about it) wants to commit suicide there is no way you can change their mind. If by any chance you do it means that person wasn't completely sure about doing so, that, or they're very easy to convince.
What I really see at the end of all those articles is that first world people is incapable to understand difficult life choices some people has to make. For them everything is bearable, everything is pro life and there is always a chance to change your life. They don't know how does it feel to be cornered by your beliefs, your morals and all what life is demanding you. I quote one part of the article:
"You may get to the end of your life completely worn out, broken, and even devastated, but from a spiritual perspective that’s better than quitting."
It is? IT REALLY IS? OH, So it's better if I die by natural causes like being beaten to death after being kidnapped rather than cutting my neck or consuming overdose of drugs the moment I realized I had no way out of that situation.
Or pass out in some unknown place after being sold as a sex slave or starve to death in a desert island is better in "spiritual perspective" because hey, you decided to continue with that awful life even when you had zero chances of being saved, you kept on and the world is still the same, your sacrifice was useless, but YOU DIDN'T KILLED YOURSELF, YAY FOR U!!
Seriously people, those articles are plain trash.