Because of the stigma associated with suicide, the statistics may not reflect the magnitude of this problem, as often the deaths are not reported as such. An example of this: I gave a talk on bullying in the workplace and a man came up to me and asked if he could give me a call. He said what I described in my talk was exactly what his wife was going through. They both assumed it just came with the territory and there was nothing that they could do about it. Ten days later he called me, in tears. He told me that his wife committed suicide two days earlier. In deference to her memory, and other members of the family, her death was labeled "died suddenly.” Now when I look at the obituaries and notice the term "died suddenly" and it is a premature death - it gives rise to the question.
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