Suicide Sessions, Part 1

You, my non-readers, should not be concerned about my welfare.  I haven’t used this site much, and this post is meant to be a quasi-commitment device.  Suicide seems to have come up a lot recently, mostly from Aaron Hernandez and the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and associated media coverage.  On a distant but still more personal level, one of my old university professors from many years ago killed himself a few weeks ago.

Suicide is a taboo and misunderstood subject.  I plan to take a few posts to pull away our sentimentality and look at data and then take a hard look at what that data might possibly mean.

In the process, I might give you some pretty pictures of unsettling numbers.

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