Borderline Personality Disorder,  Suicide

A disturbing purchase from an ATSTP Link

Each day, I check my Amazon Associates account to see what has been purchased the previous day. Amazon is a day behind – it’s not “real-time” reporting – so I get the purchases of books, eBooks and other products that have been linked into my Recommended Reading List or by people who click out of the list and buy something else. Yesterday, one of the people who clicked through on my website bought a copy of Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, which is a fairly well-known guide to suicide and how to make sure that suicide is successful. I suspect you all can see why this purchase disturbed me. As has been show in my poll conducted a few months ago, 70%+ of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) attempt suicide some time in their lives. Reports have shown that about 8-10% are successful in killing themselves. That is a rate 400% higher than the general population. What really disturbs me about this purchase is that many times a suicide attempt by a borderline will be impulsive and not planned. The purchase of Final Exit may indicate that a person out there is planning his/her suicide. If you’re the person who bought that book from a link on my site, please contact a mental health professional immediately or go to your nearest emergency room. You can also call the national suicide prevention hotline at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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