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pink
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I wasn;t sure where to post this, but..
Mz. S-
I was reading your reply to the post about suicide, and one thing struck me as odd-Suicide is illegal? What exactly are the consequences, especially of the person's suicide attempt fails? Thanks for answering.

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Heather
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Without sounding morose, comitting suicide (if the person actually dies) is not illegal. Attemtping suicide (if the attempt fails) is. In addition, in mnay places assisting a suicide in any way is also illegal.

The consequences are quite dire. It generally means involuntary comittment to a state or county mental instituion, and let me tell you, county mental hospitals are about as close to hell on earth as you can imagine.

That being that case, what generally happen when a suicidal or chronically depressed person is comitted to one is that they only get even worse. Couple that with the stigma attached to having an involuntary comittment on your record, and flatly, what you end up with is a ruined life, even if you've managed to live through an attempt.

It is incredibly sad.


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FireAnt
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Miz Scarlet is right, in most states you are sent to an insilum. Exept for one Washington D.C., where, oddly enough, the punishment is death.

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Heather
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Fire, you aren't kidding? I had no idea that was the law in D.C. That is incredibly bizarre and a walking oxymoron.
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Bobolink
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Before the death penalty was abolished in Canada, execution was the penalty for attempted suicide. However, I can't come accross a case where this was ever enforced.
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FireAnt
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No, i am not. The law was origonally made to keep possibly mentally disturbed goverment workers from leaking secrets. Thats why D.C. has and always will be the only state with captial punishment for atempted suicide.

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Lin
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I know SIngapore is not everybody's favourite country. Yes, the land of no chewing gum and the cane.

But, if anyone is interested, it is illegal here to attempt suicide too (Big surprise). Even if your suicide attempt is successful, the body is handcuffed and this is a rumour, but the body is flogged.

And in Singapore, record numbers of people commit suicide everyday coz we have so many high rise buildings.


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Lin
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I know SIngapore is not everybody's favourite country. Yes, the land of no chewing gum and the cane.

But, if anyone is interested, it is illegal here to attempt suicide too (Big surprise). Even if your suicide attempt is successful, the body is handcuffed, and this is a rumour, but the body is flogged.

And in Singapore, record numbers of people commit suicide everyday coz we have so many high rise buildings. MAny people have witnessed suicides and it is really scary. They look out of their window and what do you know, a body free falling 30 storeys.

Oh, if the suicide is not successful, you get charged and I guess you go to jail. Or probably, the mental institution. It's incredibly sad the number of young Singaporeans who commit suicide. In a study done recently, one out of every 3 CHILDREN has entertained thoughts of suicide. And we are talking 9, 10 yr old kids. The wonders of the education system.


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