And most of the rest by chronic psychological pain, for the most part as a result of traumatization or unrelenting stress. Depression is a natural reaction to feeling trapped in an untenable situation and having (or perceiving) no ability to escape. Address the pain, find another way to move from the apparent trap, and suicide no longer seems like an appealing option. Unfortunately, psychiatry does the opposite – tells you that you have no control and the only hope is to keep things “less miserable” through their drugs. They are purveyors of hopelessness for the most part.