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More killed by suicide than war

Nearly a million people take their own lives every year, more than those murdered or killed in war. World Health Organisation figures show a suicide takes place somewhere in the world every 40 seconds.

from the bbc

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bodhichitta0
Sep. 9th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
This does not surprise me at all. I have a lot of thoughts on this subject about the stigma of mental illness, genetics and poor parenting (which leads to poor other things), but I don't think your journal is the place to put that tirade.
jack_ryder
Sep. 9th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)
Would a war on suicide even things out?
benpeek
Sep. 9th, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
what, and abandon the war on drugs and terrorism! don't be a fool! they were just starting to turn our way! any day now and we'd start seeing an improvement!
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