Suicidality – what is ‘help’?

John Raven writes.

The BPS position statement Understanding and Preventing Suicide: A Psychological Perspective (to which attention is drawn in the November issue of The Psychologist) may appear to be benign. But, in reality, it further marginalises the increasing number of people who, while still of sound mind, wish to choose to die by a means of their own choosing. Its tone and approach supports those, including often incomprehensibly vicious police, who feel they


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