Death happens when the connection to the Mental/Abstract Dimension in a person’s mind, disconnects for eternity, and the body remains detached and unanimated, and thus becomes pure with the Reality Beyond the mind, like the chair and the table are.
Our connection to the Mental Dimension is limited. The more time you dedicate to good health, pleasant thoughts and fitness, the longer the time the connection to that dimension is present. The more you are in deep suffering and damage your health in the name of feeling good, the weaker the connection between the two dimensions within you, becomes.
This connection is a very fragile one. Every moment within the Real Dimension contains the opportunity to either strengthen the connection, or weaken it. It depends both on the individual and their interactions with the environment. The more you expose yourself to hazardous stimulations in the External World, the more harm there shall be to this Connection. However, the more you avoid potentially harmful stimulation, regardless of the level of harmfulness - the longer the Connection shall last.
The longer the Connection between the True and the Illusionary Dimensions, the more time you shall have to actualize the merits contained within you. Since both survival and self-actualization are basic needs, it is naturally for a wise individual’s interest to avoid as much External and Internal Impurity as they can, and increase the best they can, healthy and peaceful stimulation from both the External and the Internal World. A fighter dies quicker than a peace seeker, and thus why it is of best interest to combine the safety that lies within an ascetic life, with the productivity and purposefulness that lies within the individualistic mindset.
To expose yourself into danger just for the sake of feeling good, can be a waste of great potential. Creating the good feelings via a peaceful mindset would not only strengthen the Connection between the Two Dimensions, but also shall significantly minimize an unfortunate loss of potential.
For we are all carriers of potential, and it is an exalted purpose to create, to dedicate our lives for the optimal extraction and actualization of the potential each and every one of us carries. Within every individual lies great potential. Use the limited Connection you have for an optimal execution of thou merits, and your consciousness shall be frozen in time in the embodiment of your creations and marks you may leave after the loss of the Connection.
So, for the depressed and for the suicidial -- death would eventually come regardless of your endeavors. There is no point in bringing it prematurely when there is great potential, within anyone of us, to be had, to be enjoyed from, to actualize and to overcome.