RE: memetic fitness and suicide

Gatherer, D. (
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 08:55:50 +0200

Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 08:55:50 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: memetic fitness and suicide
To: "''" <>

>which is defined as 'parasuicide'.


>Huh?? In medical parlance, parasuicide is a synonym for attempted suicide,
>i.e. a form of non-fatal deliberate self-harm, and is contrasted with
>completed suicide or suicide ideation. Are we talking about the same


Yes, I think so. I was referring to something Nick said about suicide as a
means of drawing attention to oneself, or of persuading people that one is

One related question: how many suicides are actually parasuicides that go

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