I’m currently looking in to researching what kind of questions researchers are asking.
Because the question is I hear a lot is “why are you choosing death?” And the researchers seem satisfied with “because I see no other option.”
We need to ask “ok, so you are seeing death as an option among non-options instead of death also being a non-option. Why is death an option?”
Because I believe that’s where we need to work. Making it a non-option requires us to know what makes it an option.
The famous example is the seppuku (aka “harakiri,” the act of suicide by samurais to prove their clean conscience). The people were convinced that suicide is an option toward their ultimate goal.
We need to ask about the goal and the options that gets you to the goal in order to make suicide not an option.