A common saying is that "suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem" At first glance this seems very deep, meaningful and accurate. But I think it is completely off target. Atleast for me. The 'traits' which make me depressed have always been there. Everything single trait which I have (Need of admiration and being the best, sensitivity, anxiety, avoidance) have been prevalent since my childhood. It just didn't affect me then, because life was extremely simple and easy. But, as an adult the problems I have as a child now seriously affect me. I think it's crap to assume someone just breaks up with someone/loses a friend/loved one or whatever kills themself over the temporary pain. I think it is due to inherent personality traits which repeat themselves over a lifetime. The circumstances may change, but how you feel and react to them never do. And that is the whole problem. Therefore, suicide is never from a temporary problem. It stems from far deeper than that. It comes from a continual way of being, a repeated way of feeling. An event is just a trigger. But even if you get past that event, the inherent traits which made you feel so bad in the first place are still there. I mean have they ever really gone away for anyone? Nobody can change their personality.