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

Beaton, S. and 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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Abstract

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 Keywords: suicide, stigmatising language, commit
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Peter Forster
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2013 13:55
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 11:43
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2237

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