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su.i.cide

Pronunciation:
(sOO'u-sId"),
-n., v., -cid.ed, -cid.ing.
-n.
1. the intentional taking of one's own life.
2. destruction of one's own interests or prospects: Buying that house was financial suicide.
3. a person who intentionally takes his or her own life.
-v.i.
to commit suicide.
-v.t.
to kill (oneself).

note

Pronunciation:
(nOt),
-n., v.,
not.ed, not.ing.
-n.
1. a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.
2. notes,a record or outline of a speech, statement, testimony, etc., or of one's impressions of something.
3. an explanatory or critical comment, or a reference to some authority quoted, appended to a passage in a book or the like: a note on the origin of the phrase.
4. a brief written or printed statement giving particulars or information.

defintion from: infoplease.com

Devoted to the neglected art of suicide

While in some contexts suicide seems a legitimate, sometimes heroic or even romantic choice, in real life it is condemned and those who either commit or attempt suicide are perceived as either weak or cowards who flee rather than to face their problems. However this is a largely Western attitude. In Japan seppuku is perceived as noble and dignified. This site is devoted to suicide and takes a less dogmatic and politically correct and more humorous approach.

This site is neither well organized nor does it intend to be comprehensive but attempts to take a fresh look. Needless to say, this site is intended for open-minded thinkers, Puritans and Fascists, religious extremists are kindly asked to bugger off. To be blunt: This site does not encourage suicide, nor does it intend to provide such resources.

If you are actively considering suicide, this site is not the right place to turn to. Please consult yellowribbon.org to get help or go to counseling to find a small but useful list of sites.

We've got definitions of the term and a list of famous people who commited suicide and a list of reasons why people commit suicide. There is a tiny column on trivia and you may read or write your own quotes on suicide.

Check out the links to books and websites

If you want to, you can create your own suicide note and publish it here or read Kurt Cobain's or Eric Harris' supposed note or Romeo and Juliet's last words and Hamlet's famous contemplation on suicide according to William Shakespeare.

Finally, this page is dedicated to John Smith who started this site and killed himself on the 4th of January 2000 with a shot gun. His friends decided to continue what he started. Read a short story that was found among his things and sketches for his own suicide note.

We strongly encourage you to submit any material or links that you consider valuable or of interest to this site. Email us at:blackrider@gmx.de please also leave your feetback in the guestbook or take part in the polls and leave your vote or make use of the newly set up forum.

[index]
[definitions]
[counseling]
[reasons]
[trivia]
[quotes]
[famous suicides]
[add your note]
[forum]
[polls]
[kurt cobain]
[eric harris]
[hamlet]
[romeo and juliet]
[young werther]
[in memoriam]
[last entry]
[sketches]
[reading]
[links]
[webrings]
[sign guestbook]
[email]



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