A relative of my friend killed himself. But not in the way you might think.
Having grown weary of life, he killed himself with magic. It wasn’t any specific rite which belongs to a tradition or anything. Hell, he most likely wouldn’t even call what he did magic. But, regardless, it was magic by definition. He willed himself to die, he decided to die. In a ritualistic manner, he pretended as he was already dead - he wrote a will, he went on with whatever he had of his life left as he was already dead. And voila, after some time, he died.
It wasn’t a short process by any means. It took him a few months to send himself to the grave. But here’s interesting part: before and after his death, the doctors had the same conclusion: his organs were fine, there was nothing physically or physiologically wrong with him. By their words,
“He decided to die.”
It blows my mind when I hear people say that mind is just an illusion or that mind is a mere product of the brain and other crap like that. This man wasn’t the first nor the last person to kill himself with his mind only. It was a painless death, too, because according to his family members (and himself when he was dead), he was quite happy during the death process. He wasn’t suffering.
Thus, his departure hasn’t impacted his family members as strongly as it might’ve if he had committed suicide via mundane suicide methods, which are painful.