psychic suicide

psychic suicide

the termination of one's own life without the use of physical means or agents, such as by an older person, widowed after many years of marriage, who becomes sufficiently depressed to lose "the will to live."
The willing of oneself to die without resorting to external means, e.g. by self-starvation after the death of a spouse
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You are committing psychic suicide if you think you can be genuinely celibate without a strong ongoing relationship with the Lord.