Are people using suicide to clear their families of debt?
525 people were officially recorded as committing suicide last year and about another 70 deaths were indeterminate.
Many other people die in accidental circumstances that many people suspect are suicides. A number of people known to me with large property and business generated debt have committed suicide and have been suspected of committing suicide.
In times of tragedy many people have been supposed to have been driven to suicide, but is there a more rational explanation that people saw suicide as an option to clear their property debts and provide for their family?
Can suicide prevention programs really prevent someone form committing suicide, or is such expenditure simply a gesture to enable Government to be seen to be doing something about suicide?
Many life insurance policies pay out even if the insured died of suicide after an initial 2 year exclusion period, provided full disclosure was made in relation to mental health issues at the time the proposals was being filled out.
Could lives be saved by ending the practice of insurance companies paying out on suicides?
About 84 percent of recorded suicides are by males and 80% of suicides involve mental health issues.
55% of suicides are by hanging. While initiatives such as restricting access to paracetamol are practical how do you prevent people from killing themselves?