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  • Ian David Long (1990 - 2018)
    Suicide by shooting himself after a killing rampage at a university town bar. Ian is the suspect of the Thousand Oaks shooting . He is accused of killing 12 at the Borderline Bar and Grill, a country...
  • Kenelm Lee Guinness MBE (1887 - 1937)
    Lt. Com. RNVR 1914-18 Royal Naval Officers' Campaign Medal Rolls 1914-1920 Guiness First Name: Kenelm Edward Lee Initials: K Surname: Guinness Nationality: British Rank: Lieutenant ...
  • Robert Henry Conlin (1908 - 1931)
    COD: Suicide
  • Randall George Bowers (1952 - 1979)
    Pittsburgh Press, Saturday 27 Oct 1979 Rape Suspect Takes Own Life A Garfield Heights man who faced prosecution in a rape case has been found dead in Forest County, the victim of an apparent suicid...
  • Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Congress (1904 - 1981)
    John Zuinglius Anderson, a Representative from California; born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 22, 1904; moved with his parents to Santa Cruz, Calif., the same year, and to San Jose, Calif...

Suicide


Suicide (self inflicted harm) is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.


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Suicide is often carried out as a result of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, or drug abuse, as well as stress factors such as financial difficulties, troubles with interpersonal relationships, and bullying. Suicide prevention efforts include limiting access to method of suicide such as firearms and poisons, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic circumstances. Although crisis hotlines are common, there is little evidence for their effectiveness.

The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is partly related to availability. Common methods include: hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Suicide resulted in 842,000 deaths in 2013. This is up from 712,000 deaths in 1990. This makes it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide. Rates of completed suicides are higher in men than in women, with males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Non-fatal suicide attempts may lead to injury and long-term disabilities. Attempts are more common in young people and females.

Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a practice outlawed by the British Raj, expected the Indian widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from the family and society. Suicide and attempted suicide, while previously illegal, are no longer in most Western countries. It remains a criminal offense in many countries. In the 20th and 21st centuries, suicide in the form of self-immolation has been used on rare occasions as a medium of protest, and kamikaze and suicide bombings have been used as a military or terrorist tactic. The word is from Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself".


method

cause

  • atonement for failure
  • despair
  • mental illness
  • ordered by the state (e.g., Socrates)
  • political protest
  • terminal illness

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Suicide


Suicide (self inflicted harm) is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.

If possible, please add Geni profiles to one of the methods projects below - or start one if not listed. If the method is not known, then add to this "umbrella" project.


Suicide is often carried out as a result of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, or drug abuse, as well as stress factors such as financial difficulties, troubles with interpersonal relationships, and bullying. Suicide prevention efforts include limiting access to method of suicide such as firearms and poisons, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic circumstances. Although crisis hotlines are common, there is little evidence for their effectiveness.

The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is partly related to availability. Common methods include: hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Suicide resulted in 842,000 deaths in 2013. This is up from 712,000 deaths in 1990. This makes it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide. Rates of completed suicides are higher in men than in women, with males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Non-fatal suicide attempts may lead to injury and long-term disabilities. Attempts are more common in young people and females.

Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a practice outlawed by the British Raj, expected the Indian widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from the family and society. Suicide and attempted suicide, while previously illegal, are no longer in most Western countries. It remains a criminal offense in many countries. In the 20th and 21st centuries, suicide in the form of self-immolation has been used on rare occasions as a medium of protest, and kamikaze and suicide bombings have been used as a military or terrorist tactic. The word is from Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself".


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