Can suicide ever be 'rational'?

O'Neill, Terry
December 2000
Report / Newsmagazine (Alberta Edition);12/18/2000, Vol. 27 Issue 16, p56
Discusses the suicides of two school-age children in British Columbia as a result of bullying. Reasons children become bullies, including imitating the violence they see in their own homes; Potential reasons for the use of suicide to escape bullying, including the acceptance of euthanasia and the belief by victims that it is the only way for bullies to be held accountable.


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