Aid for Suicide

By Fardin Rahman and Ivan Chng

Problem

  • Suicide takes the lives of nearly 20,000 Americans every year.
  • Twice as many deaths are due to suicides.
  • Estimated 8 to 25 attempted suicides to 1 completion.
  • On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes.
  • In the US, suicide rates are the highest during the Spring.


Intended Audience:

  • For 15-24 year olds, suicide is the third leading cause of death.

Solution

Create a company to aid people to commit suicide.

Stated Benefits:

  • One term payment.
  • Controlled environment.
  • Improve economy.

Dismissed Ideas

#1:

  • Counseling more than half of the people who seek help to still commit suicide.


#2:

  • Eliminate causes of depression. Unless people are able to eliminate EVERYTHING that causes depression, suicides will still take place.

Possible Objections

#1:
  • Morally wrong because people's lives are being taken away which makes it a bad rebuttal.

Rebuttal:

  • Because people are already planning to commit suicide, they could reduce their attempts and help the economy.


#2:

  • It is a taboo against certain religions.

Rebuttal:

  • Abortion was also considered a taboo, but today thousands of women abort their child.

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