Sometimes there are individuals who are labeled as or label their own selves as experts in suicide prevention. In my experience, these experts in suicide prevent all seem to support the use of force, coercion and effective imprisonment to stop adults from engaging in suicide. This is not right in my opinion.
I think that it will be good if suicides stop happening. However, I do not think that this will ever be accomplished if force, coercion and effective imprisonment are used to try and stop them. Psychiatric holds and civil commitments ultimately do not stop adults from engaging in suicide who want to engage in suicide. Although I do not have empirical data to support this hypothesis, I think that force and coercion probably ultimately increase the number of suicides since ultimately relying on the potential of utilizing force and coercion seem to be barriers to real societal, political and cultural changes needed to create dramatic and significant reductions in suicides.
I think that persuasion can potentially be used in most cases to convince others that there are other potential options for solving problems other than suicide. I think that in the long term, persuasion and shifts in culture are the only real ways to potentially help stop all suicides from occurring. Even if humans on Earth ever do reach a point where no adult wants to engage in suicide to escape emotional misery and despair, there may still be individuals who want to engage in suicide out of sheer curiosity.
When someone engages in suicide, they have reasons for doing so that they may or may not be willing to share with others. It seems to me that the existing culture that ultimately will resort to force, coercion and effective imprisonment to try and stop suicides from occurring stifles and muddles the potential conversations that individuals are willing to have surrounding suicide. If using force and effective imprisonment on adults to try and stop suicide becomes illegal, then perhaps the potential for real cultural and systemic shifts can occur.
It seems that ultimately what is needed to help end the occurrences of suicides on Earth are cultures and sub-cultures of authentic kindness, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, empathy, empowerment, personal responsibility, patience, openness and so forth.
If humans on Earth want to help stop all suicides from occurring, without using force and coercion, then individuals who are contemplating suicide need to helped in finding reasons for not engaging in suicide. To repeat, I do not think that the continued use of force, coercion and effective imprisonment on adults will ever lead to a dramatic reduction in the thousands of suicides that happen each year.