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Suicide and Language: Why we Shouldn't Use the 'C' Word.

Beaton, S.J., Forster, Peter and Maple, M. (2013) Suicide and Language: Why we Shouldn't Use the 'C' Word. InPsych, 35 (1). pp. 30-31.

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Suicide is not a sin and is no longer a crime, so we should
stop saying that people ‘commit’ suicide. We now live in a
time when we seek to understand people who experience
suicidal ideation, behaviours and attempts, and to treat them with compassion rather than condemn them. Part of this is to use appropriate, non-stigmatising terminology when referring to suicide.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: suicide, stigmatising language, commit
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Peter Forster
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2013 13:55
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:59

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