Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

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"Suicide and Predicament: the medical model of suicide is incomplete" takes a broad view of suicide. It argues that a large proportion of people who suicide do not have a mental disorder, and ...
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LESS CLEAR PREDICAMENT SUICIDE

Pp. 95-107 (13)

Saxby Pridmore

Abstract

Not Infrequently, we read of an unexpected suicide, and examination of the available evidence offers no sign of mental disorder. It is argued that these are examples of egoistic suicide. Examples from the public record (Sedeq Hedayat, Alan Turing, Larry Walters, Carolyn Heilbrun, Hunter S Thompson, Ruslana Korshunova, and Branden Bremmer, among others) are detailed. Perpetrators of school shootings who suicide may also manifest egoistic components.

Affiliation:

University of Tasmania Australia.