SOMEONE WHO IS SUICIDAL WANTS TO DIE AND WILL ALWAYS FEEL THAT WAY.
The act of suicide is often an attempt to control deep, painful emotions and thoughts. Suicidal thoughts are often short-term and situation-specific, therefore not permanent.
People who attempt suicide are often ambivalent about their decision. The co-existence of opposing and conflicting feelings can be confusing. They may not really want to die, rather they want to bring an end to the pain or conflict and see suicide as the only option.
For those with mental illness, the proper treatment can help to reduce symptoms. Likewise, receiving emotional support and the development of positive coping methods can lead to individuals who have experienced suicidal behaviour, living a long, healthy life.