Suicidal depression is pain that seems to “accumulate” from many experiences not merely one event or act.
While most people find ways to cope with life’s common difficulties, the suicidal person—while seeming to move past each setback, loss, and misfortune— continues to carry pain from each trauma with them throughout their lives.
With each new hurt both great and small, a little more pain is added to this tragic cargo until it becomes unbearable.
Is Suicide a Choice?
Choice implies that a suicidal person can reasonably look at alternatives and select among them. If they could rationally choose, it would not be suicide. Suicide happens when… no other choices are seen.”
—Adina Wrobleski, Suicide: Why? (1995)