Suicide rates are rising at an alarming rate in America and the populations most at risk are no longer white middle-aged men, they are increasingly young people and minorities. Sadly this phenomenon is not just confined to the United States. Cambridge Forum considers what societal ills might be fueling this trend and whether we can do more to recognize and remedy it.
Clancy Martin, author and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, is also the happily married father of five children. His latest book, “How Not to Kill Yourself” is a portrait of the suicidal mind – his own – and in it he provides both a personal account of the multiple attempts he had made to end his life but also the positive strategies he has devised to safeguard his own future and that of others.
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