can you die from a suicide attempt?

I read a headline of an article that said that the person had "apparently died from a suicide attempt." It came across my mind, once the person died it was no longer an attempt. The person did not die from a suicide attempt but died because he committed suicide. My thinking being that death no longer made it an attempt. Correct me if I am wrong but I was wondering proper word usage.

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  • 10 years ago
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    Well. Yes and no.

    Under normal circumstances, the word "attempt" is perfectly compatible with success in whatever you are attempting. "I played baseball today. I attempted to hit a home run and I did!" This sentence, while redundant and awkward, is strictly correct in all usages.

    However, the phrase "suicide attempt" has a colloquial meaning. It's the accepted way of describing the sensitive topic of failed suicides. But you could just as easily call it a failed suicide, so clearly the phrase comes from custom and not necessity.

    Strictly speaking, the paper was correct. It was also awkward.

  • 4 years ago

    whilst it is composed of a easy attempt that your sole purpose is to die, not something will end you. you may have planned it and truthfully pay finished interest to make sure the plan won't fail. you will discover out any sparkling way or dramatic thank you to die to boot. you will discover the variety that ultimate suits and which will ultimate signify the rationalization to which you have completed so. in case you decrease your self, you're indignant at your self and so the cuts are punishment. in case you carry your self you opt to go through (considering excellent could not snap the neck suitable away) and choose to injury the persons who brought about you to do it. in case you overdose you saved quiet approximately this discomfort and have desperate to maintain it the comparable way by using loss of existence in silence. B and C are the comparable. My sister tried it to get interest. the priority some cry for help and attracting interest tries is that the guy isnt making plans something. they only choose it to look like they have been on the threshold of do it yet somewhat had no purpose to bypass by using with it interior the tip. which leads to hesitant cuts on the wrist or an overdose this is located out by using somebody. many times those tries are stopped by using somebody, something, or the guy doing it adjustments their suggestions mid way. thats my theory.

  • 10 years ago

    I think that it would depend upon what the person's intent is. Some people want to succeed at this, while others may make an attempt, just to get attention to their horrid situation or help.

    Either way, it is a horrid situation

  • 10 years ago

    I'm not sure. You might be right but then again, if somone attempts suicide you can succeed. Let me think.

    "a successful attempt at suicide"

    Does that make sense? I really don't know!

    Source(s): Why can't I figure this out…?
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  • 10 years ago

    Agreed. "Suicide attempt" means they lived, "suicide" means they died. Articles often have headlines that aren't quite right, which can be very funny.

  • 10 years ago

    You're right a suicide attempt is a failed attempt at ending your life!

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