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Each year, about thirty thousand people in the United States commit suicide. A much greater number attempt it—estimates range from 120,000 to 750,000 a year. People kill, or attempt to kill, themselves in a number of different ways, from overdosing on drugs to shooting or hanging themselves. Their reasons are varied and complex. Biological, psychological, and social forces can all play a role. As one of the leading causes of death worldwide, suicide is considered an important public health problem. (Opposing Viewpoints)
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Is suicide an individual right?
How can suicide be prevented?
What are the causes of teen suicide?
Should physicians assist terminally ill patients in suicide?
Discuss suicide of a particular group: women, gay youth, African Americans, etc.
Discuss the link between depression and suicide.
Is there a link between antidepressants or other prescription drugs and suicide?
Are schools, colleges, or universities doing enough to prevent suicide?
How can the military battle the epidemic of suicide?
Have economic conditions affected the suicide rate?
What can be done to combat suicide bombings?
Discuss the link between bullying and suicide?
How can "suicide by cop" or "suicide by train" be combated?