I don’t know if I’m over reacting but I’m feeling really offended by the use of the phrase ‘committed suicide’ about my son. The police sent through a statement and the first sentence used these words. Surely this is outdated, suicide is not a crime, or a sin, it’s the tragic outcome of mental illness. I asked the police to change it to ‘died by suicide’ and they agreed. I know I’ve probably used this phrase myself in the past without thinking, but now it feels so wrong.

Posted by alex.stevenson at 2022-07-06 20:48:52 UTC