Talk:Suicide

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book -- in new translation (may be relevant for improving history section)[edit]

Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide by Marzio Barbagli, translated by Lucinda Byatt, 2015, Polity Press Jodi.a.schneider (talk)

Primary source[edit]

"Transgender people have an average attempted suicide rate of 41%.[1]"

This is a primary source rather than secondary source. We should be using secondary sources. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:35, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Added details based on reviews here[1] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:42, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
How about these?

Benjamin (talk) 05:17, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

First one looks good [2] Is the second pubmed indexed? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:13, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
I don't know. Benjamin (talk) 04:55, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Percentage vs. raw numbers of suicides is wrong in the third paragraph[edit]

The first sentence of the third paragraph of this article reads as: "Approximately 0.5% to 1.4% of people die by suicide, about 12 per 100,000 persons per year." Obviously, percentage and raw numbers are at odds. 0.5% to 1.4% of 100,000 is 500 to 1,400 people. But 12 per 100,000 persons is 0.012 %." Please clarify. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.204.0.229 (talk) 20:01, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 April 2017[edit]

In the "Psychosocial states" the word "hopelessness" links to a album which has nothing to do with suicide or mental disorders ElementalWord (talk) 02:01, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Done Thanks for pointing this out

Libertarianism[edit]

Libertarianism, which has historical precedent in the Stoics and in Schopenhauer, is strongly associated with the ‘anti-psychiatry’ movement of the last half century. According to that movement, attempts by the state or by the medical profession to interfere with suicidal behavior are essentially coercive attempts to pathologize morally permissible exercises of individual freedom (Szasz 2002). Benjamin (talk) 03:18, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

  1. ^ https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/AFSP-Williams-Suicide-Report-Final.pdf