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Public Suicide

People who seek an audience for their self-inflicted demise appear to want attention but not comprehension. Read More

I believe in the right to

I believe in the right to die. I don't actually understand all the upset around suicide. One is going to die from something, why not be in control of it.

Easy: follow the money.

Something like a quarter or a third of all healthcare costs occur in the last X weeks or months of life, so they need to keep people alive until they're so ripe a really good killing can be made off them.

If healthcare is almost 20% of the economy, ~4-6% of the GDP is wrapped up in dying (tens of billions of $$'s) so suicide has to be portrayed as a traitorous act.

Why?

Just lost a relative to public suicide. Still dealing with the why and if there was anyway he could have been saved and did he want to be saved? This article didn't provide any answers.

My heart goes out to you. I

My heart goes out to you. I lost my oldest son to suicide when he was 20. I struggled with the "whys" and "what ifs" for a long time; luckily, I received a lot of help from peer groups. I strongly recommend a group of suicide survivors. You can find information here:
http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-loss-survivors/suic...
http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide/find-support/find-a-support-group
These are two very serious organizations, which have also published booklets that will answer some of your most heart-wrenching questions:
http://www.afsp.org/coping-with-suicide/where-do-i-begin/resource-and-he...
http://www.suicidology.org/suicide-survivors/suicide-loss-survivors (go to bottom of page)
I am so sorry that your loved one was in so much pain, and I hope you will find the resources you need to go on with your life.

Not my intention

Suicide is far too complex to provide answers to a single case in an 800-word blog. It wasn't intended as an article and wasn't intended as an explanation, especially not for a case I don't even know.

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Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., an expert on murder and other shadow themes, teaches forensic psychology and has published 46 books.

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