Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation

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Suicide

General Information Regarding Suicide

Suicide is the anchor point on a continuum of suicidal thoughts and behaviors at one end, extends through different degrees and types of suicidal thinking, and ends with suicide attempts and suicide.

Kay Redfield Jamison in Night Falls Fast:  understanding suicide

Each way to suicide is its own:  intensely private, unknowable, and terrible.  Suicide will have seemed to its perpetrator the last and best of bad possibilities, and any attempt by the living to chart this final terrain of a life can be only a sketch, maddeningly incomplete.

Kay Redfield Jamison in Night Falls Fast:  understanding suicide