What is suicide?

  • (noun): The act of killing yourself.
    Example: "It is a crime to commit suicide"
    Synonyms: self-destruction, self-annihilation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Suicide

Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which can be attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Stress factors such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a significant role.

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Some articles on suicide:

Suicide Note - Forgeries
... According to forensic linguistics, forged suicide notes often contain negative social projections about people who die by suicide ... note might contain words like "cowardly", which rarely occur in genuine suicide notes ...
Mike's Place Suicide Bombing
... The Mike's Place suicide bombing was a Palestinian suicide attack on a bar in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 30, 2003, killing three civilians and wounding 50 ...
Outward Bound (film) - Synopsis
... They are attempting to commit suicide ... But Henry and Ann, who unsuccessfully committed suicide and now hover in a sort of limbo between life and death, have not quite crossed over yet ... ship for eternity, having successfully committed suicide ...
Suicide Note - Reasons
... psychiatry and graphology, have investigated the reasons why people who commit suicide leave a note ... Lenora Olson, the most common reasons that people contemplating suicide choose to write a suicide note include one or more of the following To ease the pain of those ... To set out the reason(s) for suicide ...
Mike's Place Suicide Bombing - Failed Second Bombing
... Immediately after the first attack the other suicide bomber who was carrying a concealed explosive belt, was supposed to carry out another attack but his explosive device ... This second suicide bomber, who may have been injured at that point from the explosion, threw away his explosive belt and fled the scene ... The body of the second suicide bomber was washed ashore on the Tel Aviv beachfront on May 12 and was eventually identified on May 19, 2003 ...

More definitions of "suicide":

  • (noun): A person who kills himself intentionally.
    Synonyms: felo-de-se

Famous quotes containing the word suicide:

    However great a man’s fear of life, suicide remains the courageous act, the clear-headed act of a mathematician. The suicide has judged by the laws of chance—so many odds against one that to live will be more miserable than to die. His sense of mathematics is greater than his sense of survival. But think how a sense of survival must clamour to be heard at the last moment, what excuses it must present of a totally unscientific nature.
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)

    However great a man’s fear of life, suicide remains the courageous act, the clear- headed act of a mathematician. The suicide has judged by the laws of chance—so many odds against one that to live will be more miserable than to die. His sense of mathematics is greater than his sense of survival.
    Graham Greene (1904–1991)

    It is suicide to be abroad. But what is it to be at home, Mr. Tyler, what is it to be at home? A lingering dissolution.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)