The Desire to Die
The desire to die is also a desire to be reborn. Which means the desire to die is not the desire to physically die, but maybe to kill the ego, or the alter-ego, or just the rut you're in at the moment. The desire to die is not the desire to destroy physical tissue, it is the desire to end a psychic chain of thought, a repetitive sequence of negative feedback loops, a grim series of interactions and relationships that have disguised the unknown future as an inescapable, inevitable, and predictable repetition of monotonous, meaningless, passionless pain. The desire to die is the desire to live.
*I originally wrote this as an inspired comment to a post by @Riley_45. After reading it over I think I like it enough to post on its own. I'll leave the link to original post in comments.