- Logiclicide is a term describing instances wherein suicide is logical, and not necessarily indicative of mental illness.
- On November 29, 2020 CNN reported "In Japan, more people died from suicide last month[October 2020] than from Covid in all of 2020."
- Concerning logiclicidal persons, Psychologist Jesse Bering states "Not all of these people are obviously mentally ill. Rather, in a very real sense, the opposite is true—they’re approaching often impossible situations from entirely rational places."
Logiclicide is a term coined by Respected Researcher and Behaviorist Greshun De Bouse to describe instances wherein suicide is logical, and not necessarily indicative of mental illness. De Bouse says she does “not encourage suicide, but rather I raise awareness of logiclicide occurrences that are unrelated to depression, psychosis, or other psychological deficiencies.
On November 29, 2020 CNN reported “In Japan, more people died from suicide last month [October 2020] than from Covid in all of 2020.” This is an astounding statistic. Nonetheless, in his article, Being Suicidal Doesn’t Mean You’re Mentally Ill, concerning his observation of logiclicide or logiclicidal ideation, Esteemed Psychologist Jesse Bering states
“As a scientist who trades in logical thinking, what often strikes me about these individuals’ descriptions of their lives and why they’re thinking of ending them is that not all of these people are obviously mentally ill. Rather, in a very real sense, the opposite is true—they’re approaching often impossible situations from entirely rational places; indeed, they’d be more delusional not to at least feel suicidal.
De Bouse concurs with Bering, seeks to change the narrative from a negative connotation of general suicide to, at minimum, an unbiased view of logiclicide, and says:
“We have to have these conversations and start viewing logiclicide for what it is-a logical decision arrived upon via the, and after a process of deductive reasoning. This does not necessarily indicate depression or reasoning ability deficits. It actually may be indicative of the opposite. In fact, in a logiclicide case of a brilliant Harvard or Yale-bound teen, he “decided on balance that life is not good and points out that the mathematics he has used are indisputable.” He exhibited no signs of psychological illness, but rather exhibited sound reasoning ability.”
A Respected Researcher and Behaviorist, Greshun De Bouse says she desires to:
“raise awareness of logiclicidal thoughts as logical, not manifestations of mental illness, and to highlight logiclicide to relieve one’s suffering as a fundamental individual legal and equal right with which no one or entity should be able to to legally intervene. Society is starting to view logiclicide as part of normal thought processes, and is becoming open to dialogue on the subject. The truth is general suicidal ideation is experienced by a good part of societal members, but it is severely underreported due to the associated stigma of abnormality or weakness. Of course there are persons who indeed are plagued with mental illness, but suicidal or logiclicidal thoughts are not synonymous with mental illness. It is human nature to shun or abhor that which is either foreign, or that which they do or would dislike in themselves-often out of ignorance. This is why while I do not promote suicide, all must educated on the reasonability of logiclicide.”
The year 2020 has been filled with many life-alterings-protests and police brutality, COVID-19, questionable election 2020 results, and now logiclicide. All have had to learn to adapt to a new normal in which logiclicide is included. If society stops the stigma attached to suicide including the “often inaccurate association with mental illness more kids and adults may feel more comfortable speaking on it,” says De Bouse. Respect to esteemed Greshun De Bouse for being a trailblazer in this area like she is in every other area she devotes her energy to.