Quote of the Day: Throwing Up Hurdles Edition

“I, like many other psychiatrists, frequently evaluate people who have a new lease on life after surviving pill overdoses and knife wounds. One reason they may use less lethal methods is the ambivalence about the wish to die, resulting in a cry for help. Since suicidal behavior often has an impulsive component, those who are more determined can be saved if the method is made more difficult. This can be aided by reduced access to guns.” – Jeffrey B. Freedman in a letter to the editor [via nytimes.com]