People who die by suicide are in INTENSE, overwhelming pain, and they want that pain to stop. And the vast majority of people who die by suicide have a mental illness.
So let me ask you this: Is it a sin to have a mental illness?
Certainly, if suicide is a sin, then mental illness must also be a sin. How could anyone argue otherwise, for to do so would defy logic. The vast majority of suicides are caused by a mental illness. Most suicides FOLLOW a mental illness. Period.
Let me also ask you this: Is it a sin to have pain that is so overwhelming that you cannot function?
Well, is it?
If suicide is a sin, then having overwhelming pain must be a sin too. The vast majority of people who die by suicide do not want to end their lives, they want to end their pain. Suicide FOLLOWS extreme, overwhelming pain. Period.
So it therefore follows that if suicide is a sin, then having overwhelming pain is a sin, and having a mental illness is also a sin.
Suicide is NOT a sin.
I believe that if someone is sick God knows thier heart and it is not our job to judge or even worry. God loves us all, he knows our hearts.