I’ve been thinking about how suicide is probably one of the few things condemned heavily in many Western countries that isn’t illegal by any means. Most people who feel suicidal won’t go on with it because they don’t want to hurt their family.
Conversely, there are many actions that are “permittable” in society (underage drinking, minor theft, drug taking) which can carry moderate to severe penalties under the law but are not condemned as heavily and more people would take part in them.
Is it that things like suicide aren’t illegal because there’s no need to i.e. the social guilt is enough to deter it… whereas with other illegal activities considered permittable, one needs a law because it’s very easy for someone to partake in them without considering the consequences.