Over 1,116M men will die this year. 24M of intentional suicide, and 536M beyond their control. The remaining 560M will die of what I call Unintentional Suicide. This is because more than half the causes of early death and disease are related to our lifestyle choiceswhat we do or don't do. The good news is that if we choose to, we have the ability to make healthy habits a part of our daily lives. Making the wrong choice is either a decision to die or a decision to not do what you could do to live - therefore making a decision to commit unintentional suicide.
* It is believed that some fraction of
fatal poisonings coded as unintentional or undetermined are
actually suicides. Under-reporting of suicide has been
attributed to factors such as pressure from families and
subjectivity among coroners and medical examiners. As
compared with firearms and suffocation, suicide by poisoning
is considered to be particularly susceptible to
underreporting. The rapid rise in unintentional poisonings
in recent years has led some to wonder whether part of this
increase represents misdiagnosed suicides.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable. - Erich Fromm