suicide data (was: Re: Are guns extropian?)

Damien Broderick (
Sat, 11 Jul 1998 11:16:23 +0000

At 05:41 AM 7/10/98 -0700, mark wrote:

>P.S. And if Europe's so great, why is it that suicide rates are typically
>at least twice as high as America?

How reliable are these comparative figures? It strikes me as likely that a religiose culture like [large portions of] the USA (or Iran) might well record deflated figures for suicide on the grounds of familial shame, etc. Europeans are often more candid.

Damien Broderick