I understand the phrase has been around a long time.
Historically, suicide was crime in 1400s England and considered one up until the early 60s. In some other parts of the world, it still is.
Saying, ‘committed suicide’ implies crime
Suicide is not a criminal act like murder or a home invasion, but often the result of a treatable brain disease such as depression, addiction, or bipolar disorder or even a physical trauma such as a head injury.
In short, suicide is a public health issue and is recognized as such by the National Institutes of Health, World Health … Read more...