Blog

The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of BehaveNet, Inc.

01/22/2015
People “commit” crimes. Suicide is not (or should not be) a crime. It is a choice. 
Sometimes people kill themselves. Suicide is the act of killing yourself. 
We will not eliminate the stigma surrounding suicide by referring to those who kill themselves, or attempt to, as criminals, and labeling suicide a crime will not deter it.
Instead of saying, “He committed suicide.” let us say, “He killed himself.” 
No more euphemisms.
 
Add a comment
QR code

Opinion

Daily Tweets

CNS Drug: #CNSDOD
Notable Person: #BHCPOD
Phobia: #BNphobia
Term: #BHCTOD

National Conference Tweetchats

2/18-22: ACPsych
#ACPsych15
3/25-28: ANPA
#ANPA15

Glossaries

Connect with us