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Suicide

This guide offers information about suicide and suicide prevention. There are resources for those who are depressed, considering suicide, and survivors of suicide.

Films on Demand Service

There are a number of videos available on this subject, both on the internet and through our available databases. This page features some useful examples. For more, we recommend accessing the Films on Demand database.

Videos

Hanging on One More Moment: David’s 15 minute talk uses lessons from Fear Factor to challenge suicide as a choice and ponders whether everything we knew about suicide was wrong. Also presented at the 2016 Chicago American Association of Suicidology conference.

No one wants to talk about it, but suicide is a leading cause of death among teens. The good news is, schools are uniquely positioned to help. Student reporters from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs investigate what schools can do.

Many students are emotionally unprepared for college and develop mental illness or even commit suicide.

You have an incurable illness, you want to die, and you want help dying – what can you do? People who are terminally ill and live in Oregon or Washington can openly ask a doctor for help, but in the rest of country, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, people who are suffering turn in secret to friends, family members, and even activist organizations. In this groundbreaking 90-minute film, FRONTLINE explores the shadow world of assisted suicide, where the lines between legality and criminality are blurred as never before. With intimate access to decisions near the end of life, FRONTLINE takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time – told not only by the people choosing to die, but also by their “assisters,” individuals and right-to-die organizations at risk of prosecution for their actions to hasten death.