Sunday, September 12, 2004

As long as it doesn't hurt anyone...

it's okay, right?

Global suicide toll exceeds war and murder

New Scientist, 13:37 08 September 04, by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Suicide kills more people each year than road traffic accidents in most European countries, the World Health Organization is warning. And globally, suicide takes more lives than murder and war put together, says the agency in a call for action.

The death toll from suicide – at almost one million people per year – accounts for half of all violent deaths worldwide, says the WHO. “Estimates suggest fatalities could rise to 1.5 million by 2020,” the agency warned on Wednesday.

What, me? Believe in original sin and the devil?

Dear God, have mercy on us. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.

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