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Transcript of Suicide
By: Samantha, Brady, Ricardo & Devika
What is Suicide ?
Suicide is the action of killing ones self intentionally.
Catechism of The Catholic Church
"Thou shalt not kill."
"Human life is sacred - all men must recognize that fact"
- The Supreme Pontiff Paul VI
#2280 "Everyone is responsible for his life before God who has given it to him. It is God who remains the sovereign Master of life. We are obliged to accept life gratefully and preserve it for his honour and the salvation of our souls. We are stewards, not owners, of the life God has intrusted to us. It is not ours to dispose of."
#2281 "Suicide contradicts the natural inclination of the human being to preserve and perpetuate his life. It is gravely contrary to the just love of self. It like wise offends love of neighbour because it unjustly breaks the ties of solidarity with family, nation, and other human societies to which we continue to have obligations. Suicide is contrary to love of the living God."
#2283 "We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The church prays for persons who have taken their own life."
Easy way out
Nothing to live for
They want to be dead eternally
They have considered the grief of others and the pain when they leave
Loss of control and emotions
Want to be free from all the stress in life
War (suicide bombers)
Obsession with death
They don’t know any way to get help
Philosophical desire to die
They have made a mistake
#7 in the Encyclical "God did not make death, and he is not delight in the death of the living. For he has created all things that they might exist... God created man for in corruption, and made him in the image of his own eternity, but though the devils envy, death entered the world, and those who belong to his party experience it" (Wis 1:13-14:2:23-24).
Lee Thompson Young
Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain died in his home on Lake Washington Boulevard East. Marks on Cobain’s hand were consistent with firing a gun and he had 225 milligrams of heroin in his blood, three times the lethal dose. Born: February 20, 1967 Aberdeen, Washington, US
Died: April 5, 1994 (aged 27) Seattle, Washington, US
Being religious may reduce one's risk of suicide. This has been attributed to the negative stance many religions take against suicide and to the greater connectedness religion may give. Muslims, among religious people, appear to have a lower rate.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), someone around the globe commits suicide every 40 seconds.
World famous WWE wrestler Chris Benoit committed suicide by hanging after strangling his wife to death and suffocating his 7-year-old son, Daniel. Bibles were found by both victims. He was found hanging from his weight machine in the basement. The wrestler suffered from brain damage, which is said to be the cause for the double murder-suicide.
Sources of Support
Facts About Suicide
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Ontario Association of Suicide Prevention
1 Corinthians 6:20
Psalm 34: 17-20
"When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit."
"For you are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1800 273 8255
#2258 "Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative option of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end:
no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.
: suicidal thoughts, mental illness, hardships
: commit suicide, continue on with life as it is, seek help
: explain feelings & thoughts to reliable family, friends, or a professional
: realize that the future may be brighter, look at the positives in your life (accomplishments, loving family/friends, special talents)
: pray to God for guidance & comfort
: choose the path that God would want you to take (continue with your life)