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suicide_lec - SUICIDE * * * * * * From Latin: sui caedere =...

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SUICIDE * From Latin: sui caedere = to kill oneself (intentionally) * More people are dying from suicide than homicide worldwide * In the U.S., suicides outnumber homicides 3:2 * Worldwide, one suicide every 40 seconds * Worldwide, about one million people die by suicide per year * In the U.S., 31,000 suicides per year RISK FACTORS FOR SUICIDE Suicidal Thoughts * Wanting to be dead vs. intent and plan Lethality of Method * Likelihood of succeeding (e.g., firearm vs. pills) * Suicides in US: - 55% by firearms - 20% asphyxiation, including hanging - 20% Also: - Intentional car collision - Jumping from building, cliff, bridge - Stepping in front of train - Slitting one’s wrist or throat - Intentional drowning - Self immolation - Electrocution - Suicide by cop - Suicide bombing * Males choose more violent and more lethal methods * Men are 4 times more likely than women to die from suicide
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Previous Suicide Attempts * Those who kill themselves usually made at least one attempt before
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