It is my understanding that the term "depression" has a scientific/health-related definition. My question is this: Outside of the realm of making a statement (political, personal, or otherwise), is someone who has suicidal thoughts/commits suicide by definition depressed? No, this isn't a cry for help. Yes, I've heard the sentence, "Suicide is the most selfish thing someone can do." This is simply a question - a non-rhetorical, interested-in-your-thoughts question. Thanks.