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Is suicide sane?

To be or not to be, that is the question.

The world’s number one suicide spot is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco where, since its building, debate has raged as to whether an anti-suicide fence should be put up to restrain jumpers.

The debate is an analogue for the wider controversy over what is going on in the mind of a suicide attempter and whether we can do anything to stop someone who is really determined to end their life. Recent formulations by existing psychiatry suggests they are taking the sane option and the rest of us who persist in choosing life are the ones who aren’t entirely rational.


Dr Raj Persaud | talks | www


Date and Time:

24 November 2004 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
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