Suicide “Survivor”

I found this interesting piece that sort of demonstrates the confusion surrounding the notion of “survival” when it comes to suicide:
From my understanding, the only recent attribution of the term “survivor” to those who have attempted or thought of suicide, reveals the many many decades of stigma towards this “disease.”
Suicide is NOT A CHOICE.  Check out this powerful piece.
In a sense, that lack of acknowledgement for people who live through an attempt or ideation and survive, seems to erase the history of struggle and suffering, but as the first article suggests, care needs to be given to not minimize or to not degrade those who could not survive as well (by implying those who survive are stronger). 
There remains much confusion with it, but bottom line, whether you survive a loss of a friend or family member from suicide, or whether you survived an attempt or ideations, you are a SURVIVOR.
Claim it, own it, and use it to keep surviving….
“The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.”
― Stephen Hawking
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