Suicide Note

A suicide note or death note is a message left behind by a person who intends to commit suicide. Occasionally, it is faked by someone wanting to start a new life or avoid prison, or for other reasons.

It is estimated that 25–30% of suicides are accompanied by a note. According to Gelder, Mayou and Geddes (2005) one in six leave a suicide note. The content can be a plea for absolution or blaming family and friends for life's failings. However, incidence rates may depend on ethnicity, method of suicide, and cultural differences, and may reach rates as high as 50% in certain demographics. A suicide message can be a written note, an audio message, or a video.

Read more about Suicide Note:  Reasons, Faked Notes, Forgeries, People Who Left Suicide Notes

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Famous quotes containing the words note and/or suicide:

    For sounds in winter nights, and often in winter days, I heard the forlorn but melodious note of a hooting owl indefinitely far; such a sound as the frozen earth would yield if struck with a suitable plectrum, the very lingua vernacula of Walden Wood, and quite familiar to me at last, though I never saw the bird while it was making it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    They can rule the world while they can persuade us
    our pain belongs in some order.
    Is death by famine worse than death by suicide,
    than a life of famine and suicide ... ?
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)