Death is at times messy and difficult to understand, suicide is almost always so.
The nature of such a death leaves many questions unanswered, the most pressing and confusing of which often being “why?”
Why would someone end their own life?
Attempts to address this question often cite a string of possible reasons – mental health, bullying, unemployment, relationship issues, the list goes on. While such an approach can help categorise the possible causes of suicide, it can also almost entirely miss the point on one of the fundamental reasons why people take their own lives.