I think suicide is a thing that happens when you feel you have no options
I think you could say suicide is never a logical conversation. But someone just told me that the guy that founded No Fear committed suicide because he was in so much pain from all of his back injuries and things like that. I believe Robin Williams made the decision (to commit suicide) because he had a brain disease and they said, “you're going to get progressively worse”. So, maybe those people are the very, very few who are making a logical decision, and it’s certainly one that a lot of people wouldn't agree with.
But when you're in the height of some emotional situation like I was, there are so many things that seem like they are literally the end of the world. Then you find out later it just wasn't anything.
I had several people that I knew from high school that committed suicide. I think it's just the unknown that scares a lot of people. My wife had stage four thyroid cancer and was told she had 90 days to live. She chose to fight that. She could've given up. She could've committed suicide. She could've said “I'm just gonna go do fun things until I can't do fun things anymore”. But she chose the harder path of fighting that. She's 12 years past that.
I think suicide is a thing that happens when you feel you have no options, that the pain is so great of whatever it is that you're experiencing that you've decided you just can't deal with that and you don't want to.
So, having gone through everything I went through, I feel like I have the credibility. I'm in a position to say “I literally was there with a gun in my hand” and that's a tough spot to be in.