In 2014, there was a person who committed suicide by self-immolation in L’Aquila (the city where I was studying abroad). This time, I will talk about self-immolation and suicide in general.
General theory about self-immolation
Self-immolation is more painful than other means of suicide. People who commit suicide by self-immolation die slowly with a clear consciousness, so they regret their actions and take time to die inevitably. Therefore, physical distress is also great, and mental distress is overwhelmingly greater than other means, so it is said that self-immolation should never be selected even when attempting suicide.
As you can see, there are many ways to commit suicide, but self-immolation is the most painful and irreversible. Even if you regret dying, it is unlikely that you will be saved. For this reason, I wouldn’t say “don’t die” to anyone thinking about suicide, but I would give realistic advice that “only self-immolation should be stopped.” Of course, there is no easy way to die (other than euthanasia), but I would like you to commit suicide in any way that is as easy as possible. Of course, I really hope that readers and their friends don’t commit suicide. I’m praying for you.
I will not say to no about suicide
Here are my thoughts on suicide. I don’t stop when my acquaintance wants to die or commit suicide. If you stop suicide and don’t care for him in the right way, you end up suffering more than you die. It is clear that even if he could stop his suicide on the spot by irresponsibly saying “Don’t die”, it wouldn’t be a solution for him, and perhaps for him it would be abandoned. I imagine it’s more difficult.
So, after giving him as much support as possible and taking him to the institutions he needs (psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, psychological support, group homes, counseling, rest, travel, etc.), Even with proper care, there are people who say, “I still want to die.” The “want to die” that such a person thinks is often meaningless or does everything that the average person can think of. So, no matter how hard I try, I don’t think I have the right to stop it if it is “really” his desire in the end.
Sure, you can prevent suicide if you’re in a psychiatric hospital, but I don’t think it’s a real solution. Of course, I do not deny the significance of hospitalization for a short period of time (less than one month, at most three months), but especially in Japanese psychiatry, I am trapped in a psychiatric hospital for many years. They call it “treatment,” but this is nothing more than a violation of human rights.
Do people who tried to commit suicide appreciate being alive?
I often hear the phrase, “Suicide is my greatest joy.” Of course, in almost all cases, thinking about suicide is not a normal state of mind and requires psychiatric support and intervention. There are some friends around me who actually attempted suicide and survived, so I asked them about it.
Many of them regretted trying to commit suicide and were grateful that the medical staff saved their lives. My friend C attempted suicide about 10 years ago, then required two months of absolute rest and five months of rehabilitation, and still has painful scars all over his body. She said, “There can be a lot of hardships and pains in life, but I’ve learned that there are solutions other than suicide, so I should never do such stupid things next time. Need At that time, I learned the importance of asking for help, and I also learned that there are people who can help me. I am looking for various solutions with a psychologist. ”
Friend M, who is wheelchair-bound and paralyzed, said, “Of course I didn’t say that attempted suicide was wonderful, and I had a lot of pain and pain. However, by slowly rehabilitating and resting, I was able to see how much people around me loved me, but that was something I could experience if I took a leave of absence without attempting suicide, except that I would die at that time. I couldn’t come up with a solution for this. I am deeply grateful to the healthcare professionals. “