When a person is suicidal, there are instances where they may not want to live due to being unable to cope with their reality, but they do not want to truly die; they want to live happily by trying to seek out help, and may be afraid of dying. What then, of those that know no fear of death, and intently want to die? A person who is suicidal can ultimately only attain happiness through their own efforts, and by working hard through seeking out help. It is all up to them in the end. However, if the person truly intends to die, then they would not want to seek out help either, for that would mean that they would have to continue living; it would be counter-intuitive for the person to wage both sides of a war. If the improvement of their mental health is solely dependent on that person, then surely, they would be without hope. In many cases, even those who want help are unable to receive it, and there would be many who cannot receive it without the intervention of a third party. Even further, the therapy available is often ineffective due to how difficult depression and suicidal feelings truly are to tackle, even more so since these people tend to be so troubled, and may have additional mental illnesses. Many medications are only useful for a small number of individuals... It's a shame that there is no cure-all elixir that would stabilize any and all chemical imbalances. To be honest with you, I'm not even sure what my point is anymore... lol I suppose that every suicidal person has a fragment within, no matter how small, that wants to continue living, and seek help. The chances of living seem so slim, though, when it is ultimately up to the individual to tackle their own despair. A person's demise is only as inevitable as they see fit, but even then, a mindset sure is difficult to change.