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Biggest threat of guns overlooked — suicide

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Some years ago, I was called by one of my patients who had just suffered severe rejection in a love relationship. She told me that she was on her way to buy a gun but thought she might call me first. I suggested that she come see me before she purchased a gun so we could talk it over. In the intense debate on gun violence and mental illness, with a focus on the extremely ...


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Root_Beer
April 6, 2013
8:57 p.m.

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It only goes to show that people who are serious about committing suicide will do so, those who aren't will use a known less effective attempt in order to get help. As for the Golden Gate Bridge, did the suicide rate in San Francisco go down? I think not, it just moved to a different strategy.

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