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Suicide has historically been treated as a criminal matter in many parts of the world. Although a person who has successfully committed suicide might be thought to be beyond the reach of the law (since they are dead), there could still be legal consequences. The associated matters of assisting a suicide and attempting suicide are, or have been, also dealt with by the laws of some jurisdictions. (Wikipedia)

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In any state is it illegal to commit suicide?

Well I don't think you can charge someone for killing themselves. __________________ That's true, but if you attempt suicide and live, as so many maimed unfortunate people do, then you can be charged for a lot of expenses. Suicide also nullifies life insurance policies, so it costs a lot more for the people left behind. It is a big mess all around. My mom worked in a hospice taking care of several people who had tried to commit suicide and just succeeded in making their lives more unbearable (one guy tried to shoot himself, and his gun slipped and he blew his face off, but didn't touch his brain... so he had to live with an open wound for a face... for a long time). It's an all-around bad idea... especially for the people left behind who have to clean up the mess. It is illegal in Alaska. The penalty for attempted suicide is death.

Is it illegal to commit suicide?

No it is not illegal to commit suicide...because you can not arrest a dead person and put them on trial for a crime.. It is however illegal to fail at committing suicide which is then called attempted suicide,such as if you over dose on aspirin and are taken to the hospital and they save your life,you will then be charge with attempted suicide...

Is suicide illegal?

In some countries, suicide is illegal. In the UK for example it is also illegal to fail to prevent asuicide you knew was going to take place. Failing to prevent asuicide you knew was going to happen in the UK and some othercountries can get you charged with the offence of "AssistedSuicide" or "Suicide Accomplice". Although suicide is illegal in some countries, the individual willnot face criminal arrest. Instead they will be summoned to attendcounselling and medical procedures to help them overcome thesuicidal thoughts. However, if the individual continues to attempt suicide or fails toshow for a summoned counselling session, a warrant may be issuedfor your arrest in some countries. For example, under the Mental Health Act of the UK, you can bearrested and imprisoned within a specialist psychiatric hospital ifyou are believed to be a serious risk to yourself.

Why do teenagers commit suicide because of drug use?

Depression is Suicide Untreated~ Drug use/abuse aren't what causes suicide. If there is depression there is suicide idiation, with major depression every day is consumed by the idea. One will self medicate to escape the suffering, abuse then addiction and possibly overdose. Some who party know how and when to stop, depressed teens/people want to escape for more than just Saturday night, they want to escape the torture nobody understands. DEATH isn't what we really want, but we know our brains won't stop because our brains are ill and we just want it to stop, just stop.... 40 million of us suffer from the most Life Threatening Disease, Depression is the most disabiling/fatal of all chronic diseases from the worldwide study by The Lancet

Is it illegal to commit suicide in the us?

No, suicide has not been a crime in any US State in approximately 20 years. Those states where it was a crime then were exceedingly rare (only 2 of 50). Most had de-criminalized Note that an attempted suicide is near conclusive proof that you are a danger to yourself and will likely result in involuntary commitment to a State psychiatric facility.

Why is suicide illegal?

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 agree. I mean what can state or government officials do to you when you are already dead? If You intend suicide but it fails and you are still alive then u could go to jail in most countries Suicide is not illegal in the United States. And killing is not illegal. Killing people is, and hunting without a license is, but neither of those statements makes killing, in general, illegal. As of the early 1990's, punitive laws making suicide or attempted suicide in North America have all been expunged or removed. Suicide is not illegal.

Is it illegal to know someone is going to commit suicide?

it's illegal to know and not do something. suicide is not legal and you'd be an accomplice

Why is it illegal to commit suicide in Canada?

it should not be illeagal coz if sm1 dies every day with tensions then its better to kill himself 1 time and relax................

In California is it illegal to commit suicide?

No. It is, however, illegal to aid and abet a suicide under California's Penal Code section 401.

Is it illegal to commit suicide in Texas?

Bottom line: If you commit suicide anywhere, you cannot get arrested, as a dead body is pointless to get arrested... BUT. others have said: Yes, suicide or attempted suicide is illegal in all 50 states. No... Suicide (the act of successfully ending your own life) is perfectly legal in all 50 states in the USA. Attempted suicide ,meaning you failed in the actual attempt/method to end your own life such a failed overdosing,self mutilation or jumping from a bridge or other structure and being injured and not killed ect. is illegal in all 50 states of the USA. To date not one single person has ever been charged, prosecuted and sentenced for committing suicide. Suicide is not a crime because you can not arrest,charge,prosecute or sentence a dead body in a court of law.

Is it illegal to commit suicide in Washington?

NO, suicide is completely legal in all 50 states because you cant charge a dead person with a crime,you can not put a dead person on trial,you can not fine or imprison a dead person..However Attempted suicide is illegal in all 50 states...

What is committing suicide?

Committing suicide means a person is in the act of taking their own life or killing themself.

Where can you commit suicide?

Technically it can be anywhere. Some places are more favorable than others due to clean-up concerns and whether or not you want people to find you. I am sorry you are one of the people that have to consider things like this. Try talking to someone. There are confidential numbers and websites that can help you without complicating things further. Here are a few numbers: . In the US you can call 1-800-784-2433 (toll-free) . In the UK you can call 08457 90 90 90 (local rate call) . In CANADA you can call the toll free Hotline 1-800-448-3000 . TTY - National Hotline 1-800-448-1833 . In Ireland you can call 1850 60 90 90 . In Australia you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (local call) . In Australia you can call the special Kids Help Line on 1800 55 1800 (toll-free) .

How many US Vietnam veterans committed suicide after the Vietnam war?

While there are no hard numbers, about 100,000 veterans of Vietnamhave committed suicide. Many of them suffered with post traumaticstress disorder that was never treated or treated properly.

How many people commit suicide per minute in the US?

Sucides happen a lot through out the U.S. that usually it is not on the news unless it is someone famous. I have to say about...........between 25 and....................301.. wow

What is the name of Hector's sword which Ajax would later use to commit suicide?

Legendarily, the sword of Hector was named "Durindana" which was given to Ajax following his stand-off by Hector. It later came into the possession of Helmont/Almonte, son of Agolant/Agolante who had defeated Ruggerio, a descendant of Hector, who was later defeated by Roland/Hruodland/Orland, paladin of Charlemagne.

Do people that commit suicide know who they hurt when they commit suicide?

In my experience, yes they do -- clearly. Sometimes, the pain caused is intentional; other times in spite of the survivors. I'd say that most suicides are very clear about who will be hurt in the aftermath. Another Answer: I would say yes also. But the vast majority have pain worse than the pain they feel for hurting others. Suicide is about them and how they feel and it's not that they don't care that they hurt people, it's that they have such strong emotions going on in their heads.

Where is it not illegal to commit suicide?

i dont think that i can be illegal any where due to the fact that you would already be dead. But on that note i dont think this problem cant b solved and idk bout you but i dont wanna burn in hell

Where is suicide illegal?

Nowhere, because you can't get charged for it if you succeed. Whether or not they can charge a corpse has nothing to do with the legality of the actions of the (now) corpse. Attempting suicide is illegal in many countries outside the United States, but no one has yet cited a single statute criminalizing the act in the States since they were all repealed in the 90's. Some countries will actually imprison people for attempting suicide.

What method did Cleopatra use to commit suicide?

Snake Bite. She used an Egyptian Asp. Don"t get any crazy ideas. Some years ago it hit the Gotham tabloids- Snake-Bite suicide bid. They got the poor jerk anti-venom in time. There are some snakes like the Copperhead for whom no safe or reliable anti-venom is known. Red to Yellow- Kill a Fellow!

Is attempting to commit suicide illegal?

nope,not at all just a stupid decision to make Attempting to commit suicide is illegal in all 50 states,this means if you try taking your own life and you fail in the attempt such as surviving an overdose or a jump from a bridge or survive self mutilation,hanging ect they can charge you with a crime and in many states thay can have you committed to a psychiatric ward/hospital for mental evaluation and/or therapy for a certain period of time as designated by state law. A successful suicide is completely legal in all 50 states since a dead corpse can not be charged with a crime and brought into court... Also this question is redundant..

How many men in the US commit suicide?

Well that is unknown, but it is known that more men kill themselves then women do. -Tgmhc

What gun did Hitler use to commit suicide?

Most likely it would of been a caliber, probably a 32 PPK but him and Eva did it together..

Is it illegal to commit suicide in the UK?

Suicide (and attempted suicide) were decriminalized in England and Wales in 1961, subject to the condition that one commits or attempts to commit suicide alone, without any assistance and without any joint 'suicide pact'. Suicide is not a crime in Scotland, either. Please see the links.

Which us president committed suicide?

There were rumors that Warren G. Harding may have taken his own life in the wake- or spillage- of the Tea Pot Dome scandal involving at base- an oil refinery. ( some things never change)- The Sinclair company was also implicated, but survived.

How many kids commit suicide because of bullying in the US?

Not many children commit suicide because they usually tell their parents or teachers first. But if it gets very bad, about 3% of children might commit suicide because of it. Mostly if it involves threats or murders.

Is it illegal to commit suicide in Australia?

No, it is not illegal. It used to be, and many believe that it still is. I found out last year that the law is no longer valid. In Australia the laws for suicide and attempted suicide varied for each state. It is no longer illegal to commit suicide or attempt suicide, except for the Northern Territory where it is illegal to attempt suicide. The suicide laws were abolished in NSW in 1900, in South Australia in 1935 under section 13A of the Criminal Consolidation Act, and in Victoria in 1958 under the Victorian Crimes Act. You can find these on the internet by googling the key words (crimes or criminal act in the appropriate state or country). It's important to put the word "act" to relate it to actual written laws. Previously, when suicide was illegal there were implications on your estate once you died, but I'm not sure exactly what these implications were. The laws were abolished in the UK under the suicide act of 1961. It was abolished as a crime in the Irish Republic in 1993. In France it was back in the 1700s (sorry, I found this one on wikipedia but I can't remember the exact date. The others I found the actual law under government websites)

What do people use to commit suicide?

While we cannot give specifics, the common methods use: 1. Medications or drugs 2. Poisons 3. Noxious gases 4. Sharp objects 5. Firearms 6. Explosives 7. Ropes 8. Heights 9. Water 10. Motor vehicles 11. Other people 12. Fire or heat 13. Dangerous reptiles or other animals 14. Infectious diseases 15. Bags 16. Heavy objects 17. Starvation and thirst 18. Allergens 19. Electricity

How many kids commit suicide in the US because they are cyberbullied?

Somehow, we have been led to believe that "cyberbullying" is worse than regular old bullying, where real kids in real schoolyards make real threats to real people. It seems that hanging the prefix "cyber-" onto practically anything makes it something new and ever so dangerous . According to my research, only four instances of teen suicide have ever been associated -- even tenuously -- with "cyberbullying," that is bullying via the internet. We have to compare that number with nearly 2,000 teen suicides -- for whatever reasons -- in the US each year. The most famous case of teen suicide associated with "cyberbullying" is that of Megan Meier. She committed suicide in Missouri in October 2006 after a period of online romance and recrimination. But Megan had been a psychiatric patient for six years before her death, since the age of 8. She had been diagnosed as being depressed and as having attention deficit disorder (ADD). She had been taking psychiatric drugs such as citalopram, methylphenidate, and ziprasidone for years. In general, users of terms like "cyberbully" are promoting a political agenda, rather than addressing a real problem. Certainly in this case, after nearly two decades of the internet -- and the appurtenant opportunities for bullying online -- the results are in. Or rather, they're not.

Is it illegal in Canada to commit suicide?

Prior to 1893, suicide was prohibited in Canada, under common law. In 1893 Canada introduced its first Criminal Code, and made attempting suicide a crime. In 1972, attempted suicide was removed from the Criminal Code.

How can suicide be Illegal?

Some people might push for illegalizing suicide, but that's ridiculous. Can you arrest someone for killing themselves? Throwing their lifeless body into a prison cell is hardly a punishment or acceptable use of taxpayer money. Alternatively, you could execute people who try or commit suicide, but if you were to kill them you mine as well just let them commit suicide. Assisted suicide is a different matter. The law may overturn reason, but reason may never overturn the law... Actually there are good reasons for suicide being illegal (and it is in all 50 states). First, it's the willful taking of a human life. Second, people do not have the legal power to "authorize" a suicide -- lifetaking is still a crime (except in very special situations that include self defense, etc.). Second, it permits the legal system to get involved with how suicides are handled. Things like 48 hours and 72 hour involuntary holds need judicial oversight, and having a law in place makes this possible.

Why did Wolfgang Paalen commit suicide?

Paalen had bipolar disorder and was addicted to drugs and alcohol as well. I suspect that those issues contributed to his decision to take his life. Elena Poniatowska writes in her impeccably researched historical novel "Leonora" that Paalen was (in addition to being plagued by depression) out of money and on his third marriage. Poniatowska suggests that Paalen simply followed Schopenhaur's philosophy: "A follower of Schopenhauer, for whom the most intelligent solution was to take one's own life, [Paalen] followed his teachings to the letter" (407, my translation).

Did Rich Mullins commit suicide?

No, Rich Mullins did not commit suicide. He was killed in a caraccident in 1997.

Did Durkheim commit suicide?

No, he studied the subject from a sociological perspective- by differing occupations, working classes, etc. he found Scientists and Engineers had the lowest tendency towards suicide by occupational class. When he was writing psychiatrists did not exist as a medical specialty- they are reported to have the highest incidence of suicide- you work with nuts all the time, you get like them, Nuts are an everyday occupational hazard of Psychiatry- and you can imagine their wild tales on the couch.

How likely is a person to commit suicide?

That depends on a tremendous number of factors. Most importantly, since you categorized the question as Depression and Bipolar, let's stick to them. Bipolar patients of all kinds are 10 to 20 times more likely to commit suicide in any given year than the general population. This means .4% of all Bipolar patients commit suicide per year. However that general number is not very telling; there are other factors to consider. Drug and alcohol use increases the risk. As does gender; as in the general population, men are half as likely to attempt suicide as women, but twice as likely to succeed in the attempt. Thus, being a man increases the risk. Access to weapons increases the risk. Going off medication increases the risk, as does high stress. A family history of suicide greatly increases the risk.

Is it illegal to berate someone verbally and antagonize them emotionally if they are currently undergoing counseling because of a danger of committing suicide?

The short answer probably not - unless it was proved to the satisfaction of a properly constituted tribunal of law that such verbal/emotional abuse amounted to psychological assault, constituting wilful/wrongful neglect of a vulnerable person in the care of a responsible adult. I cannot think of anything more stupid, ignorant, callous or contemptible than to abuse a vulnerable person as suggested in this question.

How many people committed suicide in the US in the year 2010?

Well 2010 isn't over yet, so we can not actually answer this question, thus far.

How many teens in US committed suicide in 2009?

Latest final statistics from American Association of Suicidology are for the year 2006. They show that in the US that year, a total of 4,189 young people aged 15-24 years died by suicide. This works out at just under 12 young persons every day. Overall about 12% of all deaths of young people are believed to be by suicide. Any young person who feels that they might be tempted to kill themselves should find someone to talk to before taking any action to harm themselves. Talking it out with a compassionate person can help us to understand what's going on for us and to find new ways to cope with what may be troubling us. According to the most reliable source - American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - the latest statistics (2006) show that, in USA in the year 2006, 216 children between 10 - 14 year of age died by suicide. 4,189 young people ages from 15 to 19 years died by suicide. This means, that in USA, over 4,400 young people aged between 10 and 19 years died by suicide in 2006, the latest year for which there are full statistics. You can access greater detail in a five page report from AAS available at the website:

Which of these is correct commit a suicide or commit suicide and why?

It would be "commit suicide", because you do it to yourself, and can only do it (right) once. To "commit a suicide" would imply multiple are possible, which is not true, using the indefinite article, "a".

What percent of suicidal people commit suicide?

When you say "suicidal people" you probably mean people who are at risk of killing themselves. This risk might be low or moderate or high and it can change from day to day, week to week, month to month. The 'risk' level can only be ascertained by a rigorous assessment for suicide procedure by a competent, qualified person. Only after a person is found dead and it is believed that they died by suicide can you begin to analyse any information (from medical practitioners and other professionals, friends, relatives, neighbours and anyone who knew the person well) that might help you to understand the state of mind of the person at the time that they decided to take their own life. Also some people who kill themselves do so 'out of the blue' that is without anyone suspecting that their state of mind is such that they are 'at risk of suicide'. One study concluded that up to 45% of suicides may be in this category. So it is not possible to answer your question with a number. Anyone that you believe to be "suicidal" should be encouraged to seek help from a qualified health care practitioner as soon as possible.

How many kids commit suicide from being bullied in the US?

well i don't know the exact number but i know of three that died in 2010. bullying is so wrong and trust me it hurts so bad!!! *ammn*

How many people commit suicide in the US using a gun?

In 2005 there were 14,916 men who used a gun to end their own life. The same year, there were 2086 women who used guns.

How many people commit suicide using guns?

In America, the foremost means of committing suicide (arguably) is with guns -- mostly handguns. Men choose this method quite frequently; women somewhat less so, preferring poisons. Exact numbers are hard to obtain, for quite a few reasons. For example, it's often easier on the survivors if the event can be called an accident instead of an acutal suicide, so reporting is less than spot on.

Does a person who commits suicide using Cyanide seek help after ingesting it because of the symptoms?

A person who swallows cyanide will experience a few minutes of severe pain, and then die. Such people do not seek help because they are incapacitated, and it would be almost impossible for them to obtain help quickly enough even if they sought it. And of course, since they are committing suicide, they generally want to die, rather than to be given an antidote and live.

What percent of teens commit suicide in the US?

I am so sorry I cant answer your original question. But I know Every 30 seconds a teenager commits suicide around the world.

What does it mean if you dream about someone you used to like but now hate committing suicide?

This suggests some guilt feelings on the part of the dreamer. While it is normal for friends (or couples) sometimes to drift apart, swinging to the extreme of hate tends to cause confusion, particularly on the level of the subconscious emotions. The "suicide" indicates a sense that the dreamer's hatred is hurting the former friend. The dream reveals nothing about the former friend's actual thoughts or feelings.

Why are suicides commited?

Because you are so unbelievably epressed you feel there is no way to fix anything besides killing your self

Did any US President commit suicide?

No........... One of the rumors floating around after Warren Harding's death was that he committed suicide to avoid impeachment and disgrace. However, it is more likely that he had coronary artery disease due to his unhealthy lifestyle, and medical negligence contributed to his death. There was a strange mix of folk medicine and evolving science during this period. Distinguished physicians often recommended smoking for their tense patients, so ignorance was a common occurrence in medical circles of the time. References: "The Strange Life and Death of President Harding" by Russell Aiuto

What methods do teens use to commit suicide?

They use mostly the usual stuff - pills, sharp objects, hanging, jumping, and firearms. Overdose of mediation, hanging with noose, cutting, jumping off of a high platform, drinking a toxic liquid, etc…

Why shouldn't you commit suicide when others have committed suicide?

You have so much more to live for! You can't give up on life. Bestrong.