Related to the suicide question: Has anyone actually
been punished for attempting suicide? I know someone who has
attempted, and no one ever told her that what she did was illegal,
or that any punishment would ensue (And this all happened about 2
TB answered with this:
It is listed as illegal in most states. Unless he or
she is involved in other illegal activities. If they are in jail and
believed to be suicidal, they are held on a "suicidal watch".
Research indicates that the person is offered psychiatric help. In
severe cases the person is remanded to a psychiatric ward until such
time the patient is deemed ok. I can find no cases of people jailed
for being charged for a suicide attempt.
KJ gave us his thoughts on the situation:
It is considered attempted murder, but I don't think
anyone could be criminally charged with it, they could just plead
insanity anyway. Usually there is a 72 watch in a padded room or
something along those lines, if you consider that punishment than I
guess your answer is yes.
Jax pointed out this bit of information:
Suicide is only illegal if you fail. Have you ever
seen or heard of anyone sentenced to jail time for succeeding?
I know all summarized with this:
what happens is that when someone
tries to kill them selves they are placed in a mental hospital for a
time decided by a judge this is the punishment but not all suicide
attempts are brought to court sometimes all that it is is your
school counselor may suggest a shrink
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