"Although most gun owners reportedly keep a firearm in their home for 'protection' or 'self defense,' 83 percent of gun-related deaths in these homes are the result of a suicide, often by someone other than the gun owner." "Firearms are used in more suicides than homicides." "Death by firearms is the fastest growing method of suicide." "Firearms account for 50 percent of all suicides."
Suicidal behavior is the result of a medical condition. It is not a sign of weakness of character. - American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in Boston, MA June 2010