Has any President of the US ever committed suicide?
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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 fo…r 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. ( Full Answer )
Several high-ranking Nazis killed themselves as the war was ending, including Hitler and Eva Braun. Also, Goering killed himself while in prison.
Actually it's surprisingly hard to do. Over the millions of yearshumans have been evolving, a significant part of that developmenthas been systems that keep you from dying easily. One of thosesystems is pain. And so, most methods HURT. And, for the same reasons, most methods are less than sure. Hum…anssurvive amazing injuries, including self-inflicted ones. And whilesome people consider suicide, very few want to injury themselvesgrievously and then survive it for 10 or 20 years. To give an answer to an honest question: The methods that ensure near instant (and hence painless) andrelatively sure death tend to only include catastrophic, gruesomemeans and require either significant threats to others or the useof chemical energy or both. An example would be servering the first cervical vertebra from thecerbral cortex by inserting a gun in one's mouth and inflicting aself inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The projectile willremain lethal for some distance after exiting the body, however,and may strike others and produce fatal wounds, depending oncaliber. Missing the correct point is likely, but the release ofproplenant gasses in the mouth will inflict such excessive damagethat death will be highly likely and very rapid. Falling from a great height onto a hard surface, will produceexceptional instant trauma, with the attendant risk of striking aperson below. Explosives will produce similar instant results with virtual suretyof lethality given a significant charge, with an attached extremedanger to others. ( Full Answer )
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 a…re hard to measure in general, and become an even more complicated issue when dealing with animals. These kinds of questions are philosophical, in part religious (what is death? What does knowledge of it mean? What is consciousness?), and crucially even have sharply divided answers within the fields of behaviorology (depending not on the science, but on the religious and philosophical perspectives of the researchers). To give a single "No" answer to this , would seem just as misleading as to give a single "No" answer to the "does god exist?" question. Assuming a negative because we can't say for sure on a topic doesn't seem to be precedent. The most important point is that because we can't determine what's going on in the mind of another - any other, even other people (see Solipsism) - the question is essentially unanswerable in any absolute sense. Something like this would be more consistent, to provide a more broad and comprehensive perspective: Some say NO... In order for an act to be classified as "suicide," the agent must know that what it is about to do will end its life; it must possess some concept of death. So the crucial question becomes whether or not non-human animals possess such a concept. In order to have this awareness, the agent must also understand that it could exist in one of two possible states: alive or dead. Some scientists believe that these sorts of thoughts are far too abstract for any known animal to think, even including the more intelligent, non-humans like Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Dolphins. So, No, many people believe animals do not commit suicide as such. Some Say Yes... Yet, How can you deny the numerous stories of animals who deliberately hurt themselves when put in captivity, or pets who starve themselves and die after the loss of their master? The animal puts it's life in jeopardy because it is 'unhappy.' Whether this is conscious or unconscious is the question at hand and whether this 'unhappines' leads to death, or suicide is hard to prove. The real answer is NO ONE KNOWS But we can try to understand this topic better by looking at research, stories, science and contributor input ...... Additional concerns: Suicide, with regards to a seemingly deliberate action ending one's life with no other apparent purpose, is regularly engaged in by many species of animals (see some examples in the next section)- the contentious issue is whether those creatures genuinely understand the concept of death, and that their actions will result in it- that is, while the action itself may have been apparently deliberate, we can not know for certain if the desired effect was deliberately suicide (and not, for example, merely self harm). 'Yes' Reasoning: Due to the ubiquity of fear of death among humans, and our knowledge of evolutionary biology and behavior of near-relatives, we can intuit that fear of death is on some level instinctual, and as such, that knowledge itself could be understood in the same way for humans and many other animals- as an instinctual fear. In that sense, even when we cannot survey other species of animals on the topic, we can understand that a dog jumping from a building is probably confronting that same instinctual fear- in the presence of essentially the same knowledge of mortality as humans possess- and is committing suicide. Beyond the instinctual knowledge argument, many animals have been taught human language, and can express basic knowledge of life and death and very acute self-awareness in rigorous testing. Some argue that this knowledge is not sincere, but a form of parroting- not only is this argument flawed due to also being an argument for Solipsism (the belief that one's own consciousness is the only consciousness, and all other people and other animals around one are essentially automitons); but from a cognition perspective, actual knowledge is also much simpler than such complex parroting, and so should be assumed as the simplest scientific explanation (as per Occam's razor). From this perspective, the answer would amount to a resounding 'Yes' with regards to some animals being capable of suicide, however, some believe that the knowledge itself is contained in linguistic memes and the abstract thought granted a mind by a language, which could mean only those other species which have been taught human language and abstract thought would necessarily inherit that knowledge from humans. That is to say, the signing gorilla Koko would understand the concepts, but a wild gorilla may or may not- this would depend on whether the animal languages used by the species contain a concept of death (which, because we have a poor grasp of those languages, would be impossible to say at the moment). Many Eastern religions which relate sentience to reincarnation and shared souls would also argue for that fundamental self-awareness, indicating that other species of animals can commit suicide, while most of the Abrahamic religions are silent or inconclusive on the topic. 'No' Reasoning: If very precise and intellectual knowledge of death is required to qualify death as deliberate (rather than a general instinctual one), the issue becomes much more complicated. Quite controversially, this could even disqualify many people as having committed suicide because they, "do not understand what death is"; a theist and atheist could equally suggest that the other doesn't understand death, and so is acting on false pretenses in engaging in what would otherwise be a suicidal action, obfuscating the intent. If death really means oblivion, then is attempting to transport oneself to another spiritual universe really suicide? Conversely, if death means passing on to another realm, is attempting to annihilate oneself really suicide? Some theists within a religion believe that animals share inherent knowledge of the true nature of life and death with humans, while others believe this knowledge is exclusively divinely gifted to humans or even that it can only be understood in the context of a single true human religion, which would make it incoherent to imagine animals possessing this knowledge (or people of another religions possessing it)- as such, this issue is contentious in almost all circles, because it is rarely conclusively addressed by scripture. Some religious sects also believe that non-human animals are automatons without any real knowledge or emotion at all (philosophical zombies), which are incapable of acting with genuine intellectual deliberation because they lack free will as granted by humans through the 'soul' (which has various theological origins, from inception, to creation, to temporary habitation by divine spirits)- this, likewise, would make animal suicide only apparent reflex rather than deliberate action. Whether death, and the knowledge of it, is understood rationally, scientifically, philosophically, or spiritually is of crucial importance to the question of animal suicide. Additional Input and Examples: Some animals, such as birds and mammals display obvious signs of emotions such as happiness, excitement but also sadness, depression, and loneliness. When driven to extremes animals will terminate their own lives be it by starvation, suffocation, or blunt force trauma. The most common type of animal self-termination is that in which an animal (like a dog) forms a very strong bond with either a human being or another an animal and then loses that significant other. Many intelligent animals form such bonds and they engage in a broad array of behaviors indicating that they are aware of the absence of their companion. For example, dogs in such situations sometimes go into depression and reject food and attention until they eventually die. The inactivity caused by depression is not the same as suicide, even though it may lead to death. If dogs were to actively engage in behavior that would obviously lead to their own demise, like throwing themselves under cars or running off cliffs, then this could indicate awareness of death and thus be considered suicide. A much more plausible explanation for the fatal inactivity of dogs and other intelligent mammals is that they are paralyzed by feelings of grief and loss. Observed behavior does not suggest that they know that their lives will cease. . Tarsiers have been known to intentionally injure or kill themselves due to unhappiness or stress of being in an enclosure. Because of this reason they are not in zoos. In captivity, the tarsier can be so extremely distressed it may die of psychological trauma and have even been reported to smash their heads against objects resulting in fatality. . Some zoologists have noted that African Elephants deliberately pick up and scatter the bones of deceased elephants. This could be taken as a sign that they are aware of their own mortality, but elephants do not engage in nearly the range of behaviors we would expect if they were truly aware that they could die. The bone scattering could be explained in a variety of other ways. It could, for example, be a simple survival behavior that hides their migration routes or feeding patterns. . As opposed to elephants, all known human cultures indicate their awareness of death in many different ways. Even though the world's cultures have tremendously different ideas about what happens to an individual after life ends, they all agree that some dramatic change of state occurs at the moment of death. Moreover, each culture indicates its awareness of mortality through a combination of rituals, taboos, myths, and linguistic expressions. In order to conclude that a species is aware of either life or death, it should also exhibit a broad range of indicative behaviors. No known animal engages in a sufficiently wide range behaviors that could exhibit awareness of either life or death. Without such an awareness, animals cannot be said to commit suicide even though they may inadvertently kill themselves. . It has also been observed that, under the right circumstances, scorpions will commit suicide by repeatedly stinging themselves in the head. These circumstances generally involving very high temperature situations. This behavior is likely an attempt by the scorpion to use its neural toxin to alleviate its current discomfort. Because scorpions show no other signs of being aware that such a thing as death exists, we have no reason to call this suicide. . Some animals die because of their own actions but it is difficult to classify that as Suicide. When certain bees sting or mate, they lose their stinger and die from that injury. There is little evidence suggesting that bees know that the use of their stinger will result in their own death. . The same occurs when some types of spiders mate. The male is sometimes eaten by the female shortly after the copulate. Then in other situations the female has her eggs hatch within herself so they can have a nutritious meal as they eat their way out. The same is the case with Praying Mantises. Either after (or DURING) the mating process, the female eats the males head and eventually the rest of his body. . All of these examples suggest that animals can kill themselves under certain circumstances but that they do so inadvertently. Even depressed animals who are clearly suffering great emotional pain, do not seem to be aware that their inactivity will lead to their own death. . Lemmings also are said to take their own lives. Seeing as these fat little rodents can't swim, they sink. So when they leap into the water -forgot why the heck they do- they sink. ( Full Answer )
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 kno…w 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 ( Full Answer )
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 inv…oluntary commitment to a State psychiatric facility. ( Full Answer )
Over 40 Percent of the US Presidents were Governors at one time or another. GW Bush : TX Clinton : AK Reagan : CA Carter: GA FDR : NY Coolidge: MA Wilson : NJ Theo Roosevelt: NY McKinley : OH Cleveland : NY Hayes : OH Andrew Johnson : TN Tyler : VA WH Harrison : LA, IN (T…err) Polk : TN Andrew Jackson: FL (Terr) Buren : NY Monroe : VA Jefferson : VA ( Full Answer )
It is not a US President. It may refer to the suicide by theyoungest son of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani (took officeAugust 2013).
When the Ottoman empire committed the massacres against the Armenians and they raped the women and especially the young girls a lot of those girls drowned themselves in order to escape from their terrifying fate.
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
No, but put politely, Nixon resigned under fire. Close the Emergency Doors! ( of the Water Gate.)
If you're asking whether any US Presidents were constitutionally ineligible to hold office, the answer is no.
Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, is the first to hold the post who is not white.
Interesting question. In fact many Presidents MAY have had some black heritage. The first was Thomas Jefferson who claimed a heritage of an Indian mother and a Mulatto Father. The second in line would be Andrew Jackson according to a renowned American historian J. A. Rogers. Jackson's mother m…arried a negro slave that became his father. His younger brother was later sold into slavery. Third in line would be Abraham Lincoln, the nation's 16th president. He served between 1861 and 1865. Another author: Vaughn, stated Lincoln had very dark skin and coarse hair and his mother allegedly came from an Ethiopian tribe. Fourth would be Warren Harding, the 29th president. He never denied his ancestry that we are aware of. Evidently, Harding had black ancestors between both sets of parents. He also attended Iberia College, a school founded to educate fugitive slaves. Yet another President may have had some black heritage. Calvin Coolidge, claimed his mother was dark because of mixed Indian ancestry. The idea is disputed by Auset Bakhufu, who said in her book that by the 1800s, the New England Indians hardly were pure Indian, because they had mixed so often with blacks. Coolidge's mother's maiden name was "Moor" and in Europe the name "Moor" was given to all blacks just as "Negro" was used in America. Sixth on our list is Dwight David Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961, the 34th president. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover was a mullato woman making Eisenhower part black Last on the list is our current President that is mixed race. Barrack Hussein Obama has a black father. ( Full Answer )
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!
No, not as yet, but, there was never a female Prime Minister of Great Britain until Margaret Thatcher, and even she said about 10 years before she got elected "There will never be a female Prime Minister in my lifetime!", so, who knows? It could happen in the near future. A female has never been ele…cted to, or inherited the Presidency (or the Vice Presidency) of the US. It has, of course, been less than 100 years since they gained the right to vote (1920), and by extension the right to hold high office. In some cases, such as Edith Wilson (wife of President Woodrow Wilson) and Eleanor Roosevelt (wife of FDR), a President's wife has assumed a large role in his administration due to her husband's physical condition. Only long after Wilson's term ended was the extent of Edith Wilson's control revealed, which entailed the willing cooperation of his cabinet and staff. There have been female candidates in the Presidential primary races, notably ex-First Lady Hillary Clinton. And there have been two women who ran as Vice Presidential nominees (Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin) but no female has ever been elected to the position of President or Vice President. i dont know about in the entire world but as far as i know the USA is one of the few countries that elect presidents so my answer would be "no". ( Full Answer )
Not in a strictly legal sense.. Many years prior to his election, Andrew Jackson shot and killed a man in a duel, but that was not considered homicide or murder at that time and place.
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 sui…cide and attempting suicide are, or have been, also dealt with by the laws of some jurisdictions. (Wikipedia) See the link below for more. ( Full Answer )
Well that is unknown, but it is known that more men kill themselves then women do. -Tgmhc
Most likely it would of been a caliber, probably a 32 PPK but him and Eva did it together..
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.
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.
Not sure which Alex Evans you're asking about - but if theycommitted suicide, they'd be dead.
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 ( Full Answer )
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 r…esearch, 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. ( Full Answer )
yes, Amy Lee has tried to commit suicide, immediately after the big show in Washington in early january 2005. she took a large dose of sleeping pills, but fortunately, she was quickly rescued. Amy still has no commented at it.
It would be double-devil bad business if the Head of the Church sinned against the Holy Spirit in such as gross fashion. Popes ( owing in part to the age factor) have died fairly young in their tenure- but suicide- it is out of the question.
Yes. Two US Presidents were impeached , and another probably would have been, but resigned before the House of Representatives could take action. President Andrew Johnson was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act in 1868; President Bill Clinton was impeached for Obstruction of Justice… in 1998. Both men were acquitted after their Senate trials. President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 because he expected to be impeached after the US Supreme Court ordered him to give the Watergate tapes to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. ( Full Answer )
A few did, but not too many. It was considered a shameful thing when one did, and men were reluctant to speak or write candidly about it, not wishing to disparage the dead. Men were much, much more religious then than is common today, and tended to put it all in God's hands. Religious teaching was a…gainst suicide, and the prevalence of religion and reliance on the Lord also helps explain the breathtaking courage routinely displayed - they were letting the Lord do His Will. Those of faint heart often found it easy to slip away and desert the colors. ( Full Answer )
Well 2010 isn't over yet, so we can not actually answer this question, thus far.
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 b…elieved 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: http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=232&name=DLFE-161.pdf ( Full Answer )
Edward Schlaudt committed suicide by jumping out of the Chrysler Building on July 13, 1967.
There are no cities where no one has commitied suicide. Millions of people die each day, so there is a 6 percent suicide rate for the world.
yes!, president linocoln had problems with depression it got so bad they(friend) had to lock him up in a room & tAkee turns to look after him & also take away anything that he would want to hurt himself with
yes ene he was a boy he tryed to kill himself over the death of his first girlfriend
There are approximately 4 countries with no records of suicide reported: -Honduras (since 1978) -Haiti (since 2003) -Antigua and Barbuda (since 1995) -Saint Kitts and Nevis (since 1995) Now, the year that I left at the end of the country was the last year that a suicide was reported to the auth…orities. It doesn't mean a suicide didn't occur after that; perhaps it was just not reported to the police. Other countries with low suicide rates include the Bahamas, Peru, and Iran. ( Full Answer )
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*
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.
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 ev…ent can be called an accident instead of an acutal suicide, so reporting is less than spot on. ( Full Answer )
There were no listings for scholarships specifically for children with parents who committed suicide. However, there are a number of scholarships available for children who have lost a parent for any reason, including suicide. US News has listings for such scholarships.
I am so sorry I cant answer your original question. But I know Every 30 seconds a teenager commits suicide around the world.
John Quincy Adams did not commit suicide. He died at an advanced age from a stroke. No US president has ever committed suicide.
The most important source of our understanding of the trial and death of Socrates are the relevant dialogues of Plato, particularly APOLOGY, CRITO, and PHAEDO. Socrates did not actually commit suicide in the usual sense. He was sentenced to death after a trial and, instead of escaping from prison …when he had the opportunity, he accepted the death penalty. He did so because he found the alternatives unacceptable. . ( Full Answer )
The following US Representatives and Senators committed suicidewhile in office: SC Rep. James Blair (1834), PA Rep. William S.Ramsey (1840), AL Rep. Felix Grundy McConnell (1846), KS SenatorJames H. Lane (1866), CT Senator Frank Brandegee (1924), IL SenatorJoseph McCormick (1925), PA Rep. Samuel Ken…dall (1933), NC Rep.Joseph W. Ervin (1945), WY Senator Lester Hunt (1954), PA Rep.Douglas Elliot (1960), MD Rep. William Mills (1973), and NC SenatorJohn P. East (1986). The majority killed themselves in WashingtonDC. ( Full Answer )
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 s…trange 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 ( Full Answer )
No, because if you try to kill yourself and succeed its suicide but if try to kill yourself and fail then its attempted suicide.
I am not quite certain how you define "drafted", but there were presidents who did not openly campaign for the nomination. Among these were Washington, Taylor, Pierce , Grant and Eisenhower.
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, etcâ¦
There is no question for the member to fall in deep water if the president of the insurance company committed suicide, because apart from the President, there is Board of Directors,associated with the day-to-day affairs of the Co. However, if the Insurance Co. is a private one, there may be temporar…y turmoil,though they are all governed by laws of the state. So, it is advisable to the member to watch and see and if anything untoward happens, better contact legal aids forum for remedy. ( Full Answer )
At least 16 U. S. presidents were in the armed forces. Although not all of them were at war, several of them were, and several of them were elected because they were war heroes. Also, millions of lives have been lost due to legislation that was signed by a U. S. President, including sending peopl…e to war without their consent or expanding abortion rights. ( Full Answer )