Suicide Quotes (1566 quotes)
Why do people think suicide is morally wrong?
Your jail anklet saved your life. They should put that in an advertisement. They should get a testimonial from you. I came to in a hospital bed with a sore head. I reached into my hair and felt the staples in my scalp. A handsome young dark-haired doctor with a bushy mustache and brightly lit, amused eyes was standing at the side of my bed conversing cheerfully with me. I seemed to be joining the conversation midstream.
If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional - only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain. I don't know who you are, or why you are reading this page. I only know that for the moment, you're reading it, and that is good.
They are there when all your friends are asleep and you are alone in the world, full of thoughts. But we respect your freedom to make your own decisions, including the decision to take your own life. If you need someone to talk to, we listen.
Public surveys show many people view suicide as morally wrong. This is the case even for liberal non-religious people. The finding is another example of how our implicit moral judgments are often at odds with our conscious, explicitly stated moral reasoning. Joshua Rottman and his colleagues presented US participants women; average age 21 online with eight fabricated obituaries that had the appearance of a real obituary published in a paper. The participants were mostly non-religious liberals. Half of them read obituaries about people killed by murder; the other half read obituaries for people killed by suicide. The wording for the obituaries began with a simple statement e.
I n , Facebook started using artificial intelligence to predict when users might kill themselves. The program was limited to the US, but Facebook has expanded it globally. It scans nearly all user-generated content in most regions where Facebook operates. By collecting data from users, calculating personalized suicide risk scores, and intervening in high-risk cases, Facebook is taking on the role of a healthcare provider; the suicide predictions are its diagnoses and the wellness checks are its treatments. Though the program may be well intentioned, there are many associated risks, which I describe in an upcoming article in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology.