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tikitikifell t1_iwwap41 wrote

Studies have shown that if you hinder popular suicide methods like bridges, less people commit suicide. The public is convinced that suicidal people will find any way to commit suicide but it seems for many it is a product of a build up over time and an opportunity. Take away that opportunity and many people end up finding relief. So the government can't enact any measures because the public won't support it, but life insurance companies know it works so they do it anyway.


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raz0rflea t1_iwwj3q8 wrote

You couldn't get the word people in there even one time?


PizzaWarlock t1_iwxevi5 wrote

Well now, we wouldn't want the blacks thinking they're people like us right?

(obligatory /s)


UnknownQTY t1_ix1mmf2 wrote

IIRC the rate of suicide in Britain plummeted when they changed the type of gas used in ovens.

Suicide rates in countries with stringent firearm controls are also lower.