I think assisted suicide will ironically reduce suicide for three reasons:
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Potential suicides will seek help. They may not be aware of other options, psychological, medical or counseling. Otherwise, they quietly kill themselves alone.
- Knowing they can get help, people can procrastinate suicide, perhaps indefinitely. Otherwise they have to commit suicide early while they are still capable of pulling it off on their own.
- Most people who apply just want the reassurance of the option. They don’t actually take it.