suicide kit

suicide kit

Forensics
(1) A prepared kit for committing suicide, which contains large plastic bags with sewn soft elastic bands around their openings, and a slot in each bag for a plastic tube carrying helium gas—which, as a pure gas, is deadly—to be inserted. Kit users are responsible for securing their own helium gas.
(2) A homemade chemical “kit” in which formic acid and sulphuric acid are combined to produce carbon monoxide, which results in death.
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Father-of-two Ingram, 53, reveals the traumatic incident today in his first newspaper interview - in which he also tells how he used to keep a "suicide kit" of sleeping pills within arm's reach.
The government sent an invoice in the amount of Au33,000 (Dh169,620) reclaiming past disability payments to a pensioner; another pensioner arranged a suicide kit, preferring death to being apart from his wife and children in a country he had never visited.
Over the 26 years of The Bill, 30 police officers died in the show - 27 from murder and three from suicide KIT'S BACK ON DUTY Police chiefs gave the show permission to use real uniforms and stab vests with the official Metropolitan Police crest.
In December 2010, 29-year-old Nick Klonoski of Eugene committed suicide with the aid of a "suicide kit" bought over the Internet from a small company in Southern California.
AN IT expert was jailed after he went on the run with a suicide kit when he was arrested for fleecing the NHS out of thousands of pounds.
Dr Philip Nitschke, who will hold a workshop in Glasgow on Saturday, showed his DIY suicide kit including "exit bag" and "peaceful pills" in the seaside retirement town of Bournemouth, Dorset.
Over 100 people turned up to see Australian Dr Philip Nitschke demonstrated his DIY suicide kit which includes an "exit bag", drugs from Mexico and "Peaceful Pills".
Glen Hughes, 40, made the suicide kit of a plastic bag, elastic bands and a pounds 20 cannister of helium gas.
Exponents of this genre include David Means (Assorted Fire Events; The Secret Goldfish), Patrick Ness (Topics About Which I Know Nothing), David L Haynes (The Suicide Kit), John Biguenet (The Torturer's Apprentice) and Dan Rhodes (Anthropology; Don't Tell Me The Truth About Love), who is probably the best-known of the bunch.
Begun in October 1996 by an anonymous Amsterdam-based artist who calls herself "Mouchette" and (still) claims to be "nearly thirteen," the site has evolved from simple character impersonation into an interactive narrative, attracting devoted fans who send its heroine gifts and advice, including novel ideas on how to kill herself (for a 1997 work titled Suicide Kit).
It's been a year since a 29-year-old Eugene man locked his bedroom door on a chilly Friday afternoon in December, hooked up the heavy plastic hood of a mail-order "suicide kit" to a rented helium tank, turned on the gas and took his own life.
Dr Kyaw Thet Tun, a Cheshire and Wirral NHS Trust psychiatrist, told the inquest Mr Stanway told him he had many suicidal thoughts in Australia and had even carried around a suicide kit containing pills and had put a needle in his hand to start the process..