Criminalise suicides, criminalise law- makers…

Criminalise suicides, criminalise law- makers…

Suicide is a global phenomena (WHO). WHO stressed the importance of increasing community awareness and breaking down the taboo in preventing suicides. To top this sad state of affairs, instead, is a law to criminalize suicides!

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Suicides and Broken mirror (Photo by Thiago Matos on

Depression symptoms were three times higher during COVID-19 lockdown.

According to Dr. Brittany LeMonda, senior neuropsychologist at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, many factors contributed to this increase in mood symptoms. These include increased social isolation, economic hardships, and exposure to other stressors.

Criminalizing suicides and mental illnesses mirrors a need to criminalize law- makers for their ineffectual policies and delay in managing the economic and societal environment for a conducive social support for these people who need help instead.

“I can understand if you put rapists, thieves, and murderers into prison. But if you lock-up someone who is already in so much pain…so mentally fragile, these law-makers ought to be replaced!” – Chen S.P, 2021



Did you really want to die?”
“No one commits suicide because they want to die.”
“Then why do they do it?”
“Because they want to stop the pain.
Tiffanie DeBartolo, How to Kill a Rock Star

“If you are broken, you do not have to stay broken.” — Selena Gomez

“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.” — Prince Harry

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

4 thoughts on “Criminalise suicides, criminalise law- makers…

  1. What a shame to those pushing for the criminalization of suicide. That is not the answer. Providing mental health supports and resources is the answer.

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