Originally Posted by DaleCall
I think I would... I think it's the other way around, if you're willing to end it all why wouldn't you try a less drastic alternative first?
well it depends on the person really. For some desperate people the idea might work. But I think in most cases the kind of person willing to drop everything and start anew some place entirely different probably couldn't have been very suicidal to begin with. People tend to crave comfort and certainty and when they don't get enough that is when they start lapsing into hopelessness. In many ways these cravings are illusory and perhaps some would realize this if they took the OP's advice. Then again maybe doing such would really send them over the edge. But that's almost irrelevant because when you are truly hopeless/suicidal it's simply taking that first big step that is often the biggest problem, never mind where you are going and why.
In short I think the OP's advice comes from the perspective of somebody who has never felt seriously suicidal/hopeless. Which is normally the case. That said I do think that anybody willing to off themselves should try a shake up first, and really brainstorm the list of things they can try in life before making the "final decision". Just do it on a smaller, more realistic scale than what's being suggested by the OP.