Hey everybody, happy Thursday Now today’s question actually comes from YouNow. Have you been on YouNow? Have you watched me live? You should come hang out. It’s super fun and I try to do at least one to two a week. To hang out with my wonderful Kinions, and answer as many questions of yours that I can. And this question I actually answered a little bit in the live stream, but everybody wanted to talk about it more. So lets get down to it. And the question is: Hey Kati, is suicide a choice? And there are a lot of different thoughts on this, and I actually spent quite a bit of time just kind of considering this question and all of the implications of it. The truth about it is if we are going to attempt suicide we have to take action, right? We have to do something. So we are making the choice to take that action. However, I don’t believe that we’re of sound mind to do that. When we work in a hospital situation or even in a therapy setting, when I have people sign an informed consent or any consent form or any release, they have to be of sound mind for it to actually mean anything. For instance, when you conserve someone who is mentally ill or really really sick and unable to make decisions for themselves they say they are not mentally capable of making of making the decisions and therefore they have their family members or loved ones or a ward of the state do that for them. And so with regard to suicide, I would argue that we are not of sound mind therefore we are not really able to make a choice for ourselves. And I know that you can disagree. That’s completely fine. Those are just my thoughts about it, because I think when it comes to suicide and we feel that hopeless and that lonely we often can’t see any other options. We’ll negate positive things that are happening and focus instead on the negative. We’re not actually mentally able to make a full educated choice. We don’t have all the information because our brain really won’t allow it and our depression and suicidal thoughts just can’t allow us to do it. And so if you are struggling with suicide I have a ton of videos I’ll put in the description. About creating a safety plan for yourself, prior to feeling the need to attempt suicide. I have ways to talk about it with family. I have ways to know how to reach out for help. I have a ton of videos. I’ll link them all in the description. Because the thing that I want you to at least hear in this whole video is that: when we’re in that dark. helpless, hopeless place, we actually can’t even see the positive and the real things that are happening. We’re focusing only on the negative. And so I hope that you will reach out; before making that step and that choice to commit suicide. There are people available to help you. You’re not alone, things can get better. So please check out those videos. Please share this video. I think there is a lot of misconceptions and a lot of misunderstandings about suicide. And also leave in the comments your thoughts. We are just learning together right. This is just my experience and my thoughts about it. But I would love to hear yours. And I would love to hear what you think about suicide being a choice or not. I love you all, and I will see you on YouNow soon. Follow me on twitter. I always post there about it. And if you are new to my channel, click here to subscribe. And like I said there are more videos about this topic, so click over there and check those out. And I will see you soon. Bye.