This is such a big, tricky subject that is so hard to talk about.. but at a Mental Illness conference i attended in Toronto back in January, the day/night prior to the start day of the conference, some of us met up, went back to one of our rooms together, introduced ourselves & talked about some serious stuff and our opinions. we talked very openly, no judgement and being understanding of where that other person was coming from. A topic we end up touching on, was of course, suicide. We had all been through it or been affected by it somehow. This girl, we'll call her Kayla (not her actual name), she brought up the discussion of whether the 'politically correct' term for when somebody passed away from suicide, was 'committed' or 'completed.' It changed my perspective on it a lot. When my brother passed away from suicide, when i told people, i would use the term 'committed' because thats what everybody uses, right? But, Kayla explained that people use committed in a negative way, like committing a crime, but suicide isn't a crime (in most peoples opinions anyway, but opinions vary.) so, taking your life, isn't a crime, therefore, it can't be committed. It can be completed. The person completed suicide, rather than making them seem 'evilish' by saying they committed suicide. I know it may not make a whole lot of sense and it may not fit properly in this category, but id like to hear everybody else's opinion on it, if you're comfortable sharing. Do you think the 'politically correct' term is 'completed' or 'committed' ?