Word "the afterlife" or "death" spook people sometimes. When people do die, they are in Western cultures taken away by the ambulance or other authorities quite soon. Death is not a part of commonly seen things, apart from in movies and on TV.
To pass on is a part of this journey at its meant time. We are born and we at some point, pass on. Death should not be provoked or speeded up in any way. Self-destructive lifestyles are a sign of our times and is a misunderstanding.
Many old people pass on earlier than should, some from own effect. As being old, the reason for their passing on is not always checked up on. I hear of some tired old people wanting to go, because they feel in these hectic times they cannot follow up with the speed of changes and the rising hardness of values.
I have met several spiritual workers, who have told of a wish to pass on when they see and channel a lot of emotional pain. They could have channeled changes in our times with such a sensitivity, that the thought of going from Earth has risen under impulses of the things going on in the World now. A person, who has the ability to leave their body and return, but remembering the trip, knows the difference between the Earth and other awareness levels with the same consciousness. So if emotional conditions in our times become extreme and painfully large, a healer can channel emotions of wanting to pass on prior ones meant time.
So if you are a spiritual worker, do not worry of such thoughts. It is quite common. When those emotions are adapted with impulses of suffering around, it can feel as if that thought to leave as a better choice, is your own. It is usually not. It is channeling build-up of masses of impulses of emotions and political events piled up in these times.
For a healer, it is highly important to separate own emotions and what is channeled from the outside. When a person is empathetic and sensitive, one can feel it as ones own feeling. I live near an area of political pressure. This experience is one I also have felt. After discussing it with many healers, they told of similar darkness emotions coming into their heart too. We are people. One person is small under huge changes coming upon from political and global levels. We may have high skills to see over borders, but our emotions are still a one humans emotions.
Passing on is a taboo to speak openly about. The body and the consciousness form a unit. We are meant to be here as in a human life form and to live this life from day one to its natural or meant to be end.
Emotions to leave prior to ones time can occur even to the most wisest healer. When they do, almost always so from an effect of something being channeled as an abstract information mixed into emotional depth of sorrow.
So please, as sensitive or empathetic people, never consider leaving Earth before your time.