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Suicide

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The term suicide comes from the Latin sui caedere (“to kill oneself”), which is the act of willfully ending one's own life. Originally, the word was used in the context of someone committing suicide, but now has come to be the verb ...

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