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Karenbaker

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Jun 17, 2018
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I’m assuming it’sp public deaths I.e those found hanging from a tree in he local playground that are more common to make the news than those that ctb in the privacy of their homes - I’d hate it being splashed about the local news stories and on Facebook but Il probably be one of those to die outdoors I’d feel pity for family to find me dead in the house plus won’t be good for the next tenants to know someone ctb in their bedroom !!!
 
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Smilla

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Apr 30, 2018
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I’m assuming it’sp public deaths I.e those found hanging from a tree in he local playground that are more common to make the news than those that ctb in the privacy of their homes - I’d hate it being splashed about the local news stories and on Facebook but Il probably be one of those to die outdoors I’d feel pity for family to find me dead in the house plus won’t be good for the next tenants to know someone ctb in their bedroom !!!


Unless you are a notable person I don’t think you have anything to worry about; media tends to adhere to the journalistic policy of limiting details for suicide so as not to encourage copycat suicides/contagion.
 
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Final Escape

I’ve been here too long
Jul 8, 2018
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I bet if every Suicide was publicized we would be horrified how common and often it actually happens especially these days as things decline in the US and other formerly white majority countries.
 
accidentaldeath

accidentaldeath

Student
May 29, 2018
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If every suicide would be published there wouldn't be enoguh space or time to appear in the news. Also, they don't share it because would encourage people to do it, I personally prefer it like this, most of the times is hard enough for the family to have to watch it on the news or something. In my case I would prefer it's kept private
 
Suicideisnirvana

Suicideisnirvana

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Aug 4, 2018
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If every suicide would be published there wouldn't be enoguh space or time to appear in the news. Also, they don't share it because would encourage people to do it, I personally prefer it like this, most of the times is hard enough for the family to have to watch it on the news or something. In my case I would prefer it's kept private

I disagree, there is only 800.000 suicide a year in the whole world, not millions, in the US there is approx 35.000, which would give us barely 100 a day. Since we're speaking ABOUT LOCAL NEWS, even if they published every suicide it wouldn't even be 1 a day for local journals, but less than 0.1 and even less than that for certain small local journals.
 
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accidentaldeath

Student
May 29, 2018
107
I disagree, there is only 800.000 suicide a year in the whole world, not millions, in the US there is approx 35.000, which would give us barely 100 a day. Since we're speaking ABOUT LOCAL NEWS, even if they published every suicide it wouldn't even be 1 a day for local journals, but less than 0.1 and even less than that for certain small local journals.
And what's the point of sharing suicide deaths in the news? Even if it's only one per day, there's no point at all in reporting any case of death in the news unleast it is for concienciating, like traffic accidents and even those doesn't appear every death by car accident. Also it's hard enough for the family to have it appearing on the news or having to deal with them.
 
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Suicideisnirvana

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Aug 4, 2018
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And what's the point of sharing suicide deaths in the news? Even if it's only one per day, there's no point at all in reporting any case of death in the news unleast it is for concienciating, like traffic accidents and even those doesn't appear every death by car accident. Also it's hard enough for the family to have it appearing on the news or having to deal with them.

Not saying there is any point ! I was just correcting the "it will flood the local news" part

I disagree about the "tacitly encouraging people to do it" though, as if that were evidently problematic, it has a tacit pro-life assumption. I think everyone should have the means to chose the moment and way of his death, and that talking about suicide shouldn't be taboo.
 
Justanotherconsumer

Justanotherconsumer

Paragon
Jul 9, 2018
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I think it's for political reasons, a fair number are indicted for relatively minor offences, that are trumped up to large offences so they will plead out. But if it's your first rodeo your going to assume the worst, the prospect of spending years in prison gives them the necessary rightous indignation to carry out there own death. In the USA system our judicial system has been eroded, and currently they are convicting people on only circumstantial evidence, which means there only burden of proof is to make it look like you committed a crime without evidence or proof. The jury's instructions are circumstantial evidence is just as good as actual evidence. Decades ago you had to be guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, then some doubt was ok, now it doesn't matter if you are guilty or not as long as we can make it look like you could have committed a crime. Why? Because incarcerated persons is big business now and they could care less about guilt or innocence as long as half the state budget goes twords it,many of the judges own stock portfolios of the private contractors which own and operate these for profit prisons, the only way to increase it's value is to increase inmate population and build more prisons. Judges are very political and it is an elected office not an oppointed one, the public believes being tough on crime equals the number of people being sent to prison.
 
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InsidiousDormouse

Member
Jul 3, 2018
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I hope mine does go public when the day comes, people need to know what happened so someone, somewhere, can try and stop it happening to someone else.

That really pisses me off, that I cannot stop anyone else going through this, it seems I remain powerless against the people who put me in this position, but when I CTB, if it lands up even in the local paper, along with 'suffered after rapid withdrawal from benzodiazepines' my job is done.

The people responsible will have to live with the results of their actions for the rest of their lives too. This is not my reason for doing it so don't worry, but my life has been utterly devoid of purpose and worth, so lets hope my death can at least rattle a cage or two up in those ivory towers

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Comatose11

Mage
Jul 26, 2018
576
Public figure. Celebrity suicides will of course will make the news. But it could also be in a case like Amanda Todd who made a video that went viral.

Unusual or rare methods

Public suicide such as throwing oneself under a train or jumping off a bridge

Relevant to some current topic, such as if someone commits suicide due to bullying and anti bullying is a hot topic

If the family decides to share their story

I’ll be hanging myself in the privacy of my own home. I’m your average joe. So I hope I won’t end up on the news... I want to be forgotten ASAP.
 
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