It is our duty as humans to stretch out our hands to help every soul that struggles on the path of life. There might be some rare moments of life when suicide is the only way out. A complete laesion of the spinal cord in the neck with the persepctive of living only through a life support machine, is one example. Harakiri or seppuku ( 腹切り) is an issue about honour and can not be dismissed in respect of Japanese traditions and culture. But most patients with suicidal thoughts needs help in order to avoid the unthinkable. Over the last few years we have seen a decline of suicides in Western Europe. Some countries are though hit hard, and we know that there is a strong realtionship with unemployemt, substance abuse, hereditary factors, socio-economic factors, and in some parts also culture.
Here is a case of severe anxiety where the solution, as often is the case, came unexpected and unpredictale. It is so fresh that I still see and hear the remarkable change this young woman has been through. Please, feel free to read about stopping suicide.