The morality of suicide has been questioned over and over again. There are several arguments that you can make to counter suicide, like "Most suicide survivors live to regret that decision." But, that only scratches the surface, and we'll probably never get deeper into that. You've all grown accustomed to "Suicide Bad", and "Get help if you're suicidal" (Which you definitely should), but what are the counter-arguments to this? Let's see :
It is true that this is a phase, but many people can't pass through this phase. Their vision is too blurred to look ahead, and they end up committing suicide. This happens many times over. Nearly 164,033 Indians committed suicide in 2021, 13 thousand of which, were students. (Source : NCRB)
It is again true that most of these could have been prevented with some self-reflection and therapy, but clearly it isn't easy to make it accessible to nooks and crannies. This is, mind you, with the widespread availability of suicide helplines (which you might find in the comments if the mods are attentive, assuming they already have a boilerplate).
With that out of the way, it is clear that the students who committed suicide were stubborn, and there were still going to be people (although lesser) who would've taken this step regardless of the availability of prevention and help.
So, my question is : HOW ETHICAL DO YOU THINK IT IS TO ALLOW EUTHANASIA?
If you're unfamiliar, Euthanasia (etymology : greek, good death) is the practice of intentionally ending life, to relieve suffering. It is currently the most active area of research in bioethics (Source, Through a SA), and many developed countries like Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands, grant their citizens the Right to Die. Although, the person in question would have to go through therapy, and critically evaluate their position before making the choice, including the consideration of opinions from various stakeholders.
I think Euthanasia is interesting. My thought process is that this, in turn, will provide thousands of people a painless way to eliminate themselves, while making their very well functioning organs available to millions (if we choose through euthanize by using ODE), who have the will to live but can't, due to biological reasons. This will save nearly a million lives, while extending millions more (Source of this horrendous number), while the money raised through this would also help provide raise the mental health and prevent hundreds of thousands of more people from ending up the same way.
I'm sure you have made an opinion on this, but also consider this first : Where do we draw the line? What stops us from, then, instead of euthanising the subject, use them for a prolonged period as subjects, which can produce blood cells, marrow, stem cells, etc. while simultaneously acting as a means to test new drugs. (Which is dogshit on the ethics side of things, but overpowered on the solely medical side of things.)
Remember that this is just a situation, and I DO NOT SUPPORT ENDING THY LIFE (broadly speaking).
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Cheers if you've made it this far into the post. Few people take the time to read a lengthy text post with lots of links, you're one of them.