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Old 06-06-2014, 11:48 PM   #642
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The media, which includes the Internet, plays an important role.. How it presents depiction of suicide may have a negative effect, with high volume, prominent, repetitive coverage glorifying or romanticizing suicide having the most impact.. When detailed descriptions of how to commit suicide by a specific means is portrayed, this method of suicide may increase in the population as a whole..This trigger of 'suicide contagion' or copycat suicide is known as the Werther effect, named after the protagonist in Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, who committed suicide..This risk is greater in adolescents who may romanticize death..There is no known unifying underlying pathophysiology for either suicide or depression.. It is however believed to result from an interplay of behavioral, socio-environmental and psychiatric factors..There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year.. Attempts are more common in young people and females..For B's, since the first precept is to refrain from the destruction of life, including one's self, suicide is seen as a negative act.. If someone commits suicide in anger, he may be reborn in a sorrowful realm due to negative final thoughts..This reaction, or repercussion, is the cause of conditions and differences one encounters in life...

Rational suicide is the reasoned taking of one's own life,although some feel that suicide is never logical.. The act of taking one's life for the benefit of others is known as altruistic suicide..An example of this is an elder ending his or her life to leave greater amounts of food for the younger people in the community.. Suicide in some Eskimo cultures has been seen as an act of respect, courage, or wisdom..A suicide attack is a political action where an attacker carries out violence against others which they understand will result in their own death.. Some suicide bombers are motivated by a desire to obtain martyrdoms.. Kamikaze Missions were carried out as a duty to a higher cause or moral obligation.. Murder–suicide is an act of homicide followed within a week by suicide of the person who carried out the act..The opposite of the Werther effect is the proposed Papageno effect, in which coverage of effective coping mechanisms may have a protective effect.. The term is based upon a character in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, who (fearing the loss of a loved one) had planned to commit suicide until his friends helped him out..When media follows recommended reporting guidelines the risk of suicides can be decreased.Getting buy-in from industry, however, can be difficult, especially in the long term..During the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a now outlawed East Indian practice, expected the widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from the Family and Society... you know what it is that we've lived this long the way we have..I spent my life protecting my family!..This is greatness - You know, Michael, now that you're so respectable I think you're more dangerous than you ever were.. In fact, I preferred you when you were just a common Mafia Hood...

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