I believe much of suicidal ideation, in many cases anyway, has to do with self-victimization. People want to be made the victim they choose to present themselves as helpless and or people who can not help themselves. The more addicted they get the harder they have to work to get people to feel sorry for them, they go to more extreme measures, until some attempt suicide, and some do - in part because they imagine the tragedy they will impart on others. I used to do this, I used to get this kind of high in traumatizing other people with my hardships. That's why I think this is a real condition.