Should we stop saying ‘commit’ suicide?

Published: 12/08/2017
Should we stop saying ‘commit’ suicide?
Source: MINDHACKS.COM

There is a movement in mental health to avoid the phrase ‘commit suicide’. It is claimed that the word ‘commit’ refers to a crime and this increases the stigma for what’s often an act of desperation that deserves compassion, rather than condemnation. The Samaritans’ media guidelines discourage using the phrase, advising: “Avoid labelling a death … Co

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