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Suicide Warning Signs, Statistics, and Prevention

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Suicide, or the taking of one’s own life, can be a difficult thing to understand. Here you can ask and answer questions about the warning signs of suicide, where to give or get help, how to deal with the after effects of someone you know killing themselves, statistics, and moral or religious views. The intent is not to offer answers to how to harm yourself. If you feel like you need to talk to someone or are worried about someone you know, a listing of hotline numbers can be found in the answer to What should you do if you are contemplating suicide?
I don't even know if this question is still "fresh," but suicide is such a personal decision that it surprises me that someone would think the mind of the potentially suicidal is open to others. Two people may both feel suicidal (or have felt suicidal) without sharing the same motivations. And yet t…
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No and yes. Generally, persistent thoughts about suicide (whether personalized or not) would be considered suicidal ideation. However, the issue becomes much more urgent if the thoughts are specific to a person ending his or her own life. ...........................................................…
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The ending of one's own life is not illegal in all countries. Under common law, many courts have long recognized the right of a competent adult to consent to or to refuse medical treatment. The moral issue surrounding suicide/euthanasia is an ongoing issue that may never be settled. With the current…
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Answer 1 Hitler finally recognized that all was lost and did not want to be taken captive and paraded through the streets of Moscow. He had seen how the Italian people hung Mussolini in a public square and heaped humiliations upon his corpse. He definitely did not want to suffer that fate. He cou…
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Pain and a Gunshot Wound Here are opinions and input from WikiAnswers contributors: The consensus: The answer is YESI sure hope you aren't considering this. People think because they shoot themselves (especially in the head) that they die, but you could end up with brain damage and laying in a hospi…
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A voluntary admission to the locked mental ward is a good idea.
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Assisted Suicide Normally, an adult who really wants to commit suicide is able to do so. However, an adult who is weak and bedridden, for example, may want to commit suicide but be physically unable to do so, and may want assistance from another person. This ranges from helping the bedridden person …
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Because they feel so sad, it not being overwhelmed by your problems, It is a mental disease, an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. The answer below is totally wrong. People who have suicidal thoughts and have sought treatment really know the difference. A person with a healthy mental state can ha…
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Suicide among adults is more rare as opposed to teens. Suicide is often preceded by depression. Depression is often triggered by several negative life experiences, and if one does not receive treatment, they may often have the outlook of life to be dull and pointless. This long-running emotion may c…
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Finding the proper help before allowing yourself to take action on the suicidal plan is imperative. Committing suicidal is an extreme action, and one that can never be undone. There are organization all over the US who are waiting to help you find help to get away from suicide. If you cannot talk to…
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Because life is strange and unpredictable, what is bad today and turn out to be good tomorrow. So live in order to find out what happens in the future and satisfy your curiosity.when you are old you can reflect back on your life maybe you will find a good answer to the meaning of life.   one …
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it depends on the jump. if your thinking dukes of hazzards you will probably destroy the car. you will wreck the suspension and alot of other component parts. it not recommended unless it going to the scraper right after. then go right ahead.
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Probably, but the answer isn't as clear as you might think.In the 1960's, the popular sleeping medications of the time were surprisingly lethal by themselves, and even moreso when mixed with alcohol. And the typical month's prescription was easily a lethal dose for most people.However, this class of…
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Suicide is the taking of one's own life. Causing the non natural end of your own life by your own hand. The word 'suicide' is without a doubt one of the most dreadful expressions in the English language. People wince at the sound of the word and avoid using it to describe the tragic death it implie…
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??? teen suicide, is basically a teenager making a choice to take their life. usually its a cause of emotional or even physical problems they cant handle anymore and just want to give up.
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Actually it's surprisingly hard to do. Over the millions of years humans have been evolving, a significant part of that development has been systems that keep you from dying easily. One of those systems is pain. And so, most methods HURT. And, for the same reasons, most methods are less than sure.…
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Untreated depression mostly. Because of the depression they feel hopeless, it is a false feeling brought on by the illness. Some people kill themselves because they feel like they don't belong anywhere. Sometimes if a loved one has died, that can effect their life. They may even get bullied in sch…
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Before you do this, consider why you are doing this. Taking ones own life is an act of desperation. It is always painful and seldom successful. Announcing the intent is a cry for help and often made to the one person you will most hurt in doing so. Miscommunication or lack of communication is often…
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Fred Maddux did kill himself in 1988. Elaine Maddux dies in 1990 of emphysema. They are the parents of victim Holly Maddux who was killed savagely by Ira Einhorn.
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Depends a lot on ones society. America, Europe and most Western countries feel that suicide is a crime, at least in the moral or religious sense. Other cultures however aren't in agreement. In some cultures, suicide is a way of cleansing oneself of shame or wrong-doing, but even there, it's a comple…
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ANSWER It depends what "think about" means. Are you thinking about doing it, or are you thinking about the topic of suicide for a school report? ... or what? My guess is, if you are asking the question, you might have your question better answered by a professional counselor. Of you don't k…
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The best way to tell someone you are thinking about suicide, is to say the words to them. To suffer with the thoughts and feelings alone will bring more harm to you. It may be a very scary thing to do, but the alternative is far worse. Once it is said, you can move on to recovering from what is lead…
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Answer Life is wonderful for me this summer. Last winter I wondered if it made sense to just end it all. There are lots of times when life seems pointless; but you must hold on through the worst. I can't tell you that you'll be happy tomorrow or even next week. But I know that for you the lig…
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Look, this will probably sound really soppy and all but here's your answer... in my opinion. You've probably heard this a million times, but it's true: Life is what you make of it. Ask yourself... why does your life suck? Get a piece of paper and just list all of the answers. Then, try and find a wa…
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Well -- depending on the amount of whiskey and your body size, you may or may not get high on the liquor you mentioned. Then, assuming you're living in the 21st century and using modern sleeping aids, you fall into a deep sleep, and sleep for quite a while. Then, according to all records I've seen, …
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No. I cannot think of any instance where suicide is an answer or a solution to a problem. There is no problem that cannot be fixed or at least made tolerable. The first step to finding an answer is to talk with someone. Make a connection by phone or in person.
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Suicide Help We care about you and we want you to seek help if you or someone you know or love are possibly contemplating suicide. It is not the answer to anything. It only causes grief, will affect the mental health of those close to you, and may increase the likelihood of their considering suic…
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When someone kills themselves because they believe that the cause they are dying for is more important than their own life. For example: a soldier falling on a grenade
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probably because they hate life, or are stressed out a bunch from maybe bullies, and their parents, or there are a lot of events that they are tired of. <------------- Some kids feel bad about themselves and think that they are worthless. Some kids think that they have no reason to live. I tried …
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People commit suicide becasue they become too depressed to want to live anymore. They don't want to be in pain anymore.
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Suicide is an underdiscussed problem in our society. If you are thinking about it, please talk to someone about it. Here is the most recent data I could find:U.S. Suicide Statistics (2005) Suicide Rates by States and Washington, DC (2005) (Please note that state data can vary dramatically from one y…
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In some countries, suicide is illegal. In the UK for example it is also illegal to fail to prevent a suicide you knew was going to take place. Failing to prevent a suicide you knew was going to happen in the UK and some other countries can get you charged with the offence of "Assisted Suicide" or …
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You cannot kill yourself on purpose without committing suicide; I don't care what the coroner says.
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well depending on what government you mean there can be many answers i have the u.s. government's part in this question since 2000 suicide has been going up for teens suicide used to be the 11th highest way to die but recently it has become the 3rd highest way to die after motor vehicle accidents an…
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attempted suicide is illegal.
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Animals and Suicide This is a very sensitive and charged topic, and has many perspectives from different philosophies and religions, with disagreement even among professionals in the fields of animal cognition and behaviorology. Suicide involves a sense of awareness and emotion; both of which are h…
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China: 1995-1999 287,000 ppl committed Suicide 23 per 100,000 ppl 2003-2004 Most common way: hanging and suffocation 119% For Every Suicide there 25 attempted suicides
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7 suicides have been recorded in the bible. I don't know about Saul but Judas Iscariot certainly killed himself after betraying Jesus.Saul, after a long battle, wanted his armorour to kill him so that the enemy wouldn't, but he wouldn't. The Bible says that he fell on his own sword, which most peopl…
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Drug abuse and suicide, the line is almost impossible to divide- hey that rhymes. Are you listening Elvis, Janis Joplin, Monroe, Garland. All died of drugs of some sort. At one time sleeping pills were the most popular suicide agent- yet they were musically advertised on the tamest Tv shows- Take So…
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In 2010 there were almost 18 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. The majority of those were males. the rate continues to rise annually.
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there are re sons that suicide is illegal no one cares if someone dies without involving the public but you must understand that if you lets say jump off a building and you fall in front of a person who is just walking home from their job or doing something other and they see the lifeless person tha…
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You should know that things don't have to be this way. Things can change, things can get better. You've taken a good first step and realized there is a problem. Better yet, you are reaching out for help. You should find out why you are depressed. Is it work? School? Relationships? Money? Sickness? L…
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You should Never commit Suicide If you feel depressed and hopeless you should talk about how you feel and what you can do about your situation. Call this toll-free hotline in the US for assistance: 1-800-784-2433. Below is a link to the national suicide hotline Answer if you want to kill yo…
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No one will force you to give them your name and address. The telephone counselors answering calls are trained crisis workers. They will explore your feelings and help you come up with ways to cope with emotional pain. They may be able to give you referrals for local mental health clinics. In the ca…
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You should Never commit Suicide If you feel depressed and hopeless you should talk about how you feel and what you can do about your situation. Call the Suicide hotline 24 hours a day/7 days a week  1-800-suicide  1-800-784-2433  Below is a link to the National Suicide HotlineOther…
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Children develop their values and social culture from the environment within which they are raised. Your emotional intelligence is shaped by the quality of care and attention you receive from a baby to approximately ten years of age.If you become fixated in the negative things in your life, you coul…
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Teenagers attempt suicide for many reasons.One may be their family not accepting them for who they are. Maybe their bisexual or lesbian/gay and people don't accept them for them. Some people just don't like life. Maybe their doing bad in school. But the most main reason as to why they do it is becau…
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It is not. There is no sure way to commit suicide, but cutting is less sure than other methods.
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There is no way to know for certain when the first human being took their own life. The first suicide note is thought to have been written by an Egyptian four thousand years ago. In his poems, he describes the pain of his existence and the attractions of death. The first suicide recorded in the Bi…
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Most cultures agree that suicide usually doesn't solve a lot of problems for the victim. If you don't believe in an afterlife -- ZOT! It's over. No nothing ergo no solution. If you do believe in an afterlife, most cultures indicate that suicide is a pretty bad solution. In Christianity and Islam, mo…
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750,000 to 1,000,000 people yearly.
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Yep i know 3 people who it made suicidal. One of them tried suicide. Not saying im against the drug because it works well if you dont have problems with it. It also messes with your mind like it makes things not seem real. Im on it right now and i feel like im in a dream
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only on mondays
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If you are seriously thinking about this, First, ask yourself why? Second, even though you may be experiencing a horrible time in your life at the moment or however long you have, think about your loved ones or your family members. They may or may not show that they love you or tell you otherwise. W…
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While attempted suicide is not technically against the law in Tennessee, there are laws in place regarding attempted suicide. It is not a crime, therefore, it isn't something which a person could go to jail for. However, there are laws in place in which the person could be committed to a mental inst…
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None. No object ever caused a suicide. A persons decision to kill themself is what is required to initiate a suicide. They may do this in any number of ways.
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Someone who suffers from major depression and in need of immediate professional help. Someone who is thinking of suicide should talk to a good friend, go out with some friends, etc...Do whatever will help them take their mind off of suicide! If you have any feelings of hurting yourself, or others, e…
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Nothing to play around with. This was used in legal executions in California. Pellets of the deadly stuff were dissolved in Battery acid underneath the seats of the death chamber. it"s l0:l5- start the first charge!
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General weakness, confusion, bizarre behavior, excessive sleepiness, coma, shortness of breath, headache, dizziness, and seizures can all present with cyanide poisoning. Typically, an acute ingestion will have a dramatic, rapid onset, immediately affecting the heart and causing sudden collapse. It c…
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In an emergency, in the US call 1-800-273-TALK or 911 Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know is suicidal, recovery is possible. Start by knowing the warning signs and do everything possible to get help. Warnings signs of suicide: Ideation (Thinking about suicide) Substance use or ab…
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Self-righteous suicide is killing your self for protection or benefit of another person. Other reasons for self-righteous suicide may be to protect one's honor, or to prove oneself or ones ideals. Examples: Jumping in-front of a bullet so your friend won't die but you will.In the biblical story of…
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Please talk to a counselor about your problem. You should go to the nearest emergency room if you perceive immediate need or urgency. If you are at the point where you really feel it's better to die than to go on living, then you have hit bottom, and once you hit bottom, there's really no place els…
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It may seem so and it may be really tempting but the truth is, suicide is a final act. After you commit suicide, you have no chance to fix whatever was bothering you in this lifetime. Remember that your pain is temporary pain. Suicide for you is never a good option for your family, and you will neg…
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Twenty five percent of alcoholics commit suicide. It's estimated that 50 percent of all suicides are by someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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It might be seppuku, which is ritual disembowelment.
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Communicate with someone. Preferably a trained professional but if that is not possible for any reason, there are suicide hotlines worldwide that are willing and very able to help you understand and assist you to deal with what you are going through.
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In the last decade the United States has suffered through a huge financial crisis. This put a great strain on many people. Families lost their homes, and jobs. Hopelessness, and feelings of despair led many people to suicide. We have also been at war, and that poses it's own risks.
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Keep fighting. When you feel overwhelmed and like you just can't take another thing, take a step back, relax, and set your sights on something simple - like a coffee, a new CD, running, nature. Remember that you have the power to affect lives positively no matter where you are in life.
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Perhaps they were 'strip ping away' what they felt was societal the clothing being a symbol of what society had to offer them. Also maybe at the same time they are saying society is messed up - not trying to be graphic or harsh but doesn't that imagery in your head give you the same cup of tea so to…
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Aside from the many other things that factor into suicide (there are many different reasons, because there is a new one for every person who has done it or tried it), being loved can drive some people crazy, to the point of suicide. I'd tried to do it several times when I was a teen, though each of…
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Suicide is an Extreme idea. No matter what happens, there will be Major changesin your life, and many of them are usually thought of as unpleasant things. Moreover, many of these changes can't be undone (even if you survive). That said, under any set of circumstances and for any reason, it's not som…
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If you have: Already attempted suicideDeath of a loved oneTrouble at work/schoolA physical impairment including chronic painA major lossLots of stressA complete lifestyle change
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elderly white males dentists, white male physicians, and third are veterinarians. Easy access to drugs, high stress job.'Acceptance of euthanasia' cannot be considered a factor. Dentistry is considered the highest as most of their time is spent staring into someone's mouth, with little else to do i…
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People commit suicide to die, to end their life. There is no way to commit suicide without dying. Trying to commit suicide when you don't have the intention of killing yourself wastes resources for those who actually need help, and it is a very unhealthy way to get attention, and it may distress tho…
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The number of suicides that have occurred from the Eiffel Tower is unknown. Unfortunately, the management of the tower say the answer is too many to give a number. It is said the Eiffel Tower is the third most popular means of suicide in the country of France.
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The most common way to commit suicide is by using firearms (guns) or drug overdose.
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No. You are most definitely not useless. They have no power of your life and self worth. If you think you are useless you could realize your self worth through charity, helping a friend out, working, creating art, hobbies, the list goes on.
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There is about 1 million suicides a year worldwide.
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Suicide is illegal because it is killing - even though you are taking your own life, it is killing none the less. Yes, but the other question which lies with this is if you kill yourself what is the point of making it illegal? For examlpe, they are not going to arrest your dead body. I totally agr…
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Men choose more forceful ways to commit suicide, leaving a much smaller chance for discovery, or survival. Men use guns at a very high rate. Also, you must take into consideration the cultural/genetic differences between men and women. Women are more verbal, and are far more likely to seek out help,…
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You have so much to live for. How old are you? If you're still young, you really should live life to the fullest. I'm not one of those people saying 'YOLO' and all that crap, but Carpe Diem. Don't kill yourself. It will only make people sad, and you won't be happy. You would think that, 'I'll be hap…
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According to wikipedia, Philippines is at # 89 by suicide rates: 89 Philippines2.51.72.11993http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rateand on a WHO study done for 1993, significant suicide rates in Males lying in the age groups 15-24 yrs. old and 25-34 yrs. old were recorded or 2.…
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Themselves, logically. Another answer: While logic would dictate the above, the actual picture is somewhat more complex. I'll explain: First, Sociopathy is no longer a diagnosis in the US (according to DSM-IV). Instead, it falls under the heading of Anti-Social Disorder (ASD), which includes a spe…
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If the person who died killed themselves did so by their own doing and had the intention to kill themselves.
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No. Unlike the sleeping aids of yesteryear, modern sleeping aids are not particularly lethal. In fact, the amount of medication required to reach a lethal dose in 50% of test subjects (rats, mice, etc.) is staggering.
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Suicide is when a person takes their own life. Put another way, it means that they made themselves die. Any method used by the person themselves with the intention of dying which causes their death is considered suicide. It is different from an accident, since although a person's actions might have …
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China: 1995-1999 287,000 people committed suicide 23 per 100,000 people 2003-2004 Most common way: hanging and suffocation 119% For every suicide there are 25 attempted suicides.
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No.In some religions this is a sin. I believe that God created us for something great. When we commit suicide then we rob ourselves of the opportunity to fulfill this. Suicide is cruel to those that we leave behind. There is no problem that we can't get through no matter how bad. It may just take ti…
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Murder is defined as "The unlawful killing of one human being by another." It is important to note that this definition is by laws and no other means. By law, suicide would not be murder. However, some people do feel that suicide is murder.
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It doesnt happen instantly; you still have time to change your mind....
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Talk to that person and talk them out of it! :)
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there is a lot of reason. people attempt suicide because they have a lot going on through there lives like peer pressure, problems at home, stress,and so on.
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That question rarely comes up because most people don't consider it reasonable to apply a permanent fix to a temporary problem. You should consider talking to a medical professional rather than random people on the internet.
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Recently I've been talking with my doctor (psychiatrist), and he said that a high dose of clonazepam could cause a cardiac arrest, and death too. I've heard cases of overdose of medicines to sleep, and the two cases i know the persons didn't die; just went into a coma for some hours. With mice, re…
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Suicide is the deliberate taking of ones own life. This can be accomplished any number of ways, such as by a self inflicted gunshot, by the ingestion of a drug or poison, or by hanging.
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It means to kill yourself. This is not recommended. Murderers sometimes commit suicide because they don't want to spend life in prison.
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If you've tried to kill yourself at all, and have not gotten any help, get help. Suicide is never the answer and people unfortunately think it is. Call a national suicide hotline. If you can, get therapy or at least talk to someone. If you know someone who has tried to kill themselves, encourage the…
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