Unfortunately, it's not easy to commit suicide, at least on a Do-It-Yourself basis. There are too many variables.
In the worst case scenarios, those trying to end their lives wind up with life-long injuries. For example, one Yale graduate of the business school landed on his head. He's now on disability.
No, he expresses no gratitude that he is alive. To assume that everyone deep-down really wants to live is to be unaware of what the mentally ill can actually be subjected to in terms of disturbing thought processes.
Therefore, it seems like one of those tender mercies that Belgium is permitting medical doctors to assist in the suicide of a mentally ill 24-year-old woman. Belgium made euthanasia legal in 2002. Here is the coverage by Melissa Chan in the New York Daily News.
With so many social issues being debated during Campaign 2016, perhaps this one should be introduced. There is much to be gained if it makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.