RadioWest: Why We Kill Ourselves

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Why we do we kill ourselves? It's a tough question, but the science writer Jesse Bering says that if we can answer it, we stand a better chance of thwarting a tragic act.

When it comes to suicide, the questions are never easy. What is a suicidal person thinking and feeling? What could we have done to help? Why, in the end, do we kill ourselves? Tuesday, we’re talking about this most human of problems. The writer Jesse Bering is among our guests. He says that if we can tap into suicide’s psychological secrets we stand a better chance of thwarting a tragic act. We’ll also discuss a local effort to address the troubling link between guns and suicide.