Michelle Carter Suicide Case Study

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“Suicide isn’t cowardly. I’ll tell you what is cowardly; treating people so badly that they want to end their lives,” as said by backup vocalist for the Black Veil Brides, Ashley Purdy. In that case, Michelle Carter is much more cowardly than her deceased boyfriend who she convinced to commit suicide. The ”Suicidal Texting” case has prompted many people to discuss social issues such as suicide prevention and if her case is a form of involuntary manslaughter.
The court has charged Michelle Carter with involuntary manslaughter after the death of her boyfriend. Conrad would tell her that he felt suicidal and that he wanted to commit suicide until one day he did. Even though she committed the crime as a child, she was trialed as an adult and was
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Stopping a death of a loved one could be as simple as just telling them that they’re worth living. For example, had Michelle Carter had availed Conrad get through the state of mind he was in, Conrad may be alive today. Being able to avert a suicidal act is prodigiously paramount for situations that require you to help somebody with an unstable mindset. Many people have come to believe that suicidal people cannot be stopped from killing themselves, however, that is not always the case. According to Melinda Smith, Jeanne Segal, and Lawrence Robinson’s article on suicide prevention, “Even the most severely depressed person has mixed feelings about death, wavering until the very last moment between wanting to live and wanting to die. Most suicidal people do not want death; they want the pain to stop. The impulse to end it all, however overpowering, does not last forever.” Being able to avert a person from committing suicide is easier than we have grown up to believe. Many people have grown up with the erroneous notion that suicide is a decision between wanting to live and wanting to die. However, suicidal cerebrations and credences are a cry for help from the people they care about the

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