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  Suicide (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Suicidal individuals often have false beliefs about the lethality of their chosen suicide methods, greatly overestimating the lethality of over the counter painkillers while underestimating the lethality of handguns, for instance.
Suicide was of central concern for the twentieth century existentialists, who saw the choice to take one's life as impressed upon us by our experience of the absurdity or meaninglessness of the world and of human endeavor.
Suicide is, according to Sartre, an opportunity to stake out our understanding of our essence as individuals in a godless world For the existentialists, suicide was not a choice shaped mainly by moral considerations but by concerns about the individual as the sole source of meaning in a meaningless universe.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/suicide   (8787 words)

 Focus Adolescent Services: Teen Suicide
Friendships play key role in suicidal thoughts of girls ~ This research found that girls were nearly twice as likely to think about suicide if they had only a few friends and felt isolated from their peers.
Suicide and the Agony of Separateness ~ An attempter's "victim psychology" may be the logical outcome of his own subtle but deadly ego trip.
Teen depression and thoughts of suicide are more common than many adults assume and there are as many as 50 to 100 suicide attempts for every young person who actually takes his or her own life.
www.focusas.com /Suicide.html   (0 words)

  Suicide - Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Attempts at suicide, and suicidal thoughts or feelings are usually a symptom indicating that a person isn't coping, often as a result of some event or series of events that they personally find overwhelmingly traumatic or distressing.
Asking if they are feeling suicidal has the effect of giving them permission to feel the way they do, which reduces their isolation; if they are feeling suicidal, they may see that someone else is beginning to understand how they feel.
Suicide is often extremely traumatic for the friends and family members that remain (the survivors), even though people that attempt suicide often think that no-one cares about them.
www.faqs.org /faqs/suicide/info   (3261 words)

  Suicide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suicide is sometimes used as a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act.
Strictly, suicide is defined thus: the death of the person who commits suicide must be the central component and only intention of the act, rather than a secondary consequence of an act which is centrally motivated by religion, politics, etc.
Suicidal attacks by pilots were common in the 20th century: the attack by U.S. torpedo planes at the Battle of Midway was very similar to a kamikaze attack.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suicide   (4311 words)

 Suicide (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suicide is an American rock music group intermittently active since the early 1970s and composed of Alan Vega (vocals) and Martin Rev (synthesizers and drum machines).
Suicide emerged alongside the early punk scene in New York City with a reputation for ferocious and controversial live shows that occasionally led to riots and violence.
Suicide's albums and performances in the late 1970s and early 1980s are regarded as some of the most influential post punk recordings and helped shape the direction of indie rock, industrial music and dance music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Suicide_(band)   (359 words)

 National Mental Health Association Fact Sheet: Suicide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 1% of all deaths.
Suicide rates are highest in old age: 20% of the population and 40% of suicide victims are over 60.
About 20% of suicides are alcohol abusers, and the lifetime rate of suicide among alcoholics is at least three or four times the average.
www.nmha.org /infoctr/factsheets/81.cfm   (894 words)

 About Teen Suicide
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surpassed only by accidents and homicide.
The risk of suicide increases dramatically when kids and teens have access to firearms at home, and nearly 60% of all suicides in the United States are committed with a gun.
Suicidal thoughts do tend to come and go; however, it is important that your teen get help developing the skills necessary to decrease the likelihood that suicidal thoughts and behaviors will emerge again if a crisis arises in the future.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/emotions/behavior/suicide.html   (1745 words)

Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with or to get relief from really bad thoughts or feelings.
People with a condition called bipolar disorder are also more at risk for suicide because their condition can cause them to go through times when they are extremely depressed as well as times when they have abnormally high or frantic energy (called mania or manic).
Someone who is seriously thinking about suicide may have sunk so deeply into an emotional hole that the person could be unable to recognize that he or she needs help.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/mental_health/suicide.html   (2139 words)

 eMedicine - Suicide : Article by Stephen Soreff
A suicide gamble is, for example, to ingest a fatal amount of drugs with the belief that family members will be home before death occurs.
In 1995, the suicide rate for men was 18.6 occurrences per 100,000 population, and for women it was 4.1 occurrences per 100,000 population.
Patients with a strong family history of suicide: Family history of suicide is especially indicative of suicide risk if the patient is approaching the anniversary of such a death or the age at which the relative committed suicide.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3004.htm   (5085 words)

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Suicide is the death resulting directly or indirectly from a positive or negative act of the victim himself, which he knows will produce this result.
This is a case of suicide because Joe intends to die not to reveal secrets; that is, he views his death as a means to achieve a goal (keeping the secrets), and known means to intended ends are themselves intended.
He who's prepared to commit suicide has no respect for his life; hence he has no respect for the life of others and is not deterred by the fear of punishment.
www.siue.edu /~evailat/el8.html   (0 words)

 Suicide and Young Adults
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 14 to 25 in the United States.
Some people who are suicidal are very good at hiding their emotional pain, that is why it is okay to just come out and ask if you think someone is hurting on the inside.
Remember, just because a suicidal person may get professional help and overcome his suicidal feelings, this in itself does not mean those feelings will not return, especially when the person is confronted once again by the stress and the problems that caused him or her to consider suicide in the first place.
www.coolnurse.com /suicide.htm   (2228 words)

 About Teen Suicide
The risk of suicide increases dramatically when kids and teens have access to firearms at home, and nearly 60% of all suicides in the United States are committed with a gun.
Suicide among teens often occurs following a stressful life event, such as a perceived failure at school, a breakup with a boyfriend or girlfriend, the death of a loved one, a divorce, or a major family conflict.
Suicidal thoughts do tend to come and go; however, it is important that your child get help developing the skills necessary to decrease the likelihood that suicidal thoughts and behaviors will emerge again if a crisis arises in the future.
kidshealth.org /parent/emotions/behavior/suicide.html   (1874 words)

 Suicide - Mental Health Disorders on MedicineNet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, suicide and suicidal behavior are not normal responses to stress.
Other risk factors include: prior suicide attempt; family history of mental disorder or substance abuse; family history of suicide; family violence, including physical or sexual abuse; firearms in the home; incarceration; and exposure to the suicidal behavior of others, including family members, peers, or even in the media.
Suicidal behavior is most often related to a mental disorder (depression) or to alcohol or other substance abuse.
www.medicinenet.com /suicide/article.htm   (867 words)

That suicide is unlawful is the teaching of Holy Scripture and of the Church, which condemns the act as a most atrocious crime and, in hatred of the sin and to arouse the horror of its children, denies the suicide Christian burial.
This suicide rate obviously includes suicides attributable to mental illness, but we cannot accept the opinion of a large number of physicians, moralists, and jurists who, led into error by a false
France presents a painful example parallel to the systematic de-Christianization; the number of suicides for each 100,000 of population increased from 8.32 in 1852 to 29 in 1900.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14326b.htm   (0 words)

 Suicide, Facts - NCIPC
Suicide rates are generally higher than the national average in the western states and lower in the eastern and midwestern states (CDC 1997).
Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for all U.S. men (Anderson and Smith 2003).
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24.
www.cdc.gov /ncipc/factsheets/suifacts.htm   (0 words)

 Suicide: American Supreme (Blast First)
The album carries the distinctive Suicide sound, but is no retro package and is without doubt one of the finest albums of their long career.
Legendary, but somewhat forgotten, Suicide were slipping off the rock music map until late 1997 when Blast First invited the band reform to play live in London to coincide with a re-release of first two Suicide albums on the label.
The band played four sold out nights at The Garage in the Spring of 1998 and reaction was so positive from audience and media alike that they continued to work together and later that year played their first shows in their home town of New York for nearly twenty years.
www.mutelibtech.com /mute/bffp/suicide/suicide.htm   (538 words)

 Suicide: Read This First
Suicide is neither wrong nor right; it is not a defect of character; it is morally neutral.
The stigma of suicide that prevents suicidal people from recovering: we are not only fighting our own pain, but the pain that others inflict on us...
Suicide: Read This First (http://www.metanoia.org/suicide) was written by Martha Ainsworth based on work by David Conroy, Ph.D. To talk with a caring listener about your suicidal feelings, in the U.S. call 1-800-SUICIDE any time, day or night.
www.metanoia.org /suicide   (2014 words)

 Suicide Signs and Symptoms by MedicineNet.com
Suicide is a potentially preventable public health problem that counts for over 1% of all deaths in the U.S. In 2001, suicide was the 11th leading cause of death in the US.
Adverse or traumatic life events in combination with other risk factors such as depression may lead to suicide, but suicide and suicidal behavior should not be considered normal responses to stress.
Other risk factors for suicide include prior suicide attempt(s), family history of mental disorder or substance abuse, family history of suicide, family violence, physical or sexual abuse, keeping firearms in the home, incarceration, and exposure to the suicidal behavior of others.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/forum.asp?articlekey=63967   (279 words)

 Suicide and Suicide Prevention
Suicide rates in the United Staes by age, race, and sex.
Suicide in the USA by age, gender, and race.
Suicidal ideaton and suicide attempts in people with panic disorder.
www.psycom.net /depression.central.suicide.html   (372 words)

 NIMH · Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics and Prevention
However, suicide and suicidal behavior are not normal responses to stress; many people have these risk factors, but are not suicidal.
Suicide was the eighth leading cause of death for males and the sixteenth leading cause of death for females in 2004.
Since research shows that older adults and women who die by suicide are likely to have seen a primary care provider in the year before death, improving primary-care providers' ability to recognize and treat risk factors may help prevent suicide among these groups.
www.nimh.nih.gov /health/publications/suicide-in-the-us-statistics-and-prevention.shtml   (1397 words)

 Suicide Squeeze Records | Slaying Since 1996
Suicide Squeeze is widely considered to be one of the most successful, long-term indie operations going today.
As early releases by Modest Mouse, the Aislers Set, Elliott Smith, Red Stars Theory, and Six Parts Seven helped give credence to the cause, Suicide Squeeze quickly grew from owner David Dickenson's fulltime hobby to a cottage industry by the late-90's.
Suicide Squeeze at once can seem completely disparate and equally balanced, all of which must come down to Dickenson's unmatched vision, dedication and drive to see his lofty ideals through to the end.
suicidesqueeze.net   (181 words)

 MedlinePlus: Suicide
Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States.
People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems.
People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men, though women and teens report more suicide attempts.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/suicide.html   (568 words)

 SAVE•Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
SAVE's Mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
•More people die from suicide than from homicide.
•Suicide rates among the elderly are highest for those who are divorced or widowed.
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Usually suicide is a desperate cry for help, a last attempt to communicate from a private hell.
Our Suicide Wall is a Memorial Wall for messages in memory of loved ones who have died by suicide.
If you have lost someone close to you to suicide you may wish to write a short prose in memory of that person, or just mention their name.
www.bipolarworld.net /Suicide/suicide.htm   (244 words)

 Amazon.com: Suicide: Books: Emile Durkheim,John A. Spaulding,George Simpson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He shows first that married people commit suicide more than singles, but then notes that single people include children who are unlikely to commit suicide.
This book is helpful to understand how suicide happens to people and understanding that there is nothing you can do to catch it, you realize its not your fault.
Suicide, in Durkheim's view, was merely a symptom of a greater sociological ill. But unlike those who had come before him, Durkheim based his sociological assertions on solid empirical evidence and helped create an entire new science, which like the "hard" sciences, was based on the collection of data and research.
www.amazon.com /Suicide-Emile-Durkheim/dp/0684836327   (1632 words)

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