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Suicide: The People’s Choice

Pridmore, S ORCID: 0000-0002-9170-1798 and Shahtahmasebi, S 2020 , 'Suicide: The People’s Choice', in S Shahtahmasebi and H Omar (eds.), The Broader View of Suicide , Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 34-41.

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Suicide is actively causing one's own death. Like walking, it may have a host of motivations. Like coughing, it may be caused by a serious medical condition, by embarrassment, a wish for attention. To cast it always as a medical problem is a mistake, and leaves no space for friends, employers, old aunties and the check-out guy at the supermarket. We do not fully understand suicide - moving toward a more supportive society would be a good place to start. Suicide may be underpinned by mental illness, but more often it is not. Let's not clutter the place up with "experts", let's give the average bloke a go as well.

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Authors/Creators:Pridmore, S and Shahtahmasebi, S
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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