So you can stop with you stupid questions.
Credible threats of violence. Not "habits that could possibly harm yourself". What's the point in even debating this if you still can't grasp what is actually being said?Clarify that no federal law prevents health care providers from warning law enforcement authorities about threats of violence: Doctors and other mental health professionals play an important role in protecting the safety of their patients and the broader community by reporting direct and credible threats of violence to the authorities. But there is public confusion about whether federal law prohibits such reports about threats of violence. The Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits these reports in any way.
As to how dangerous a baseball bat is, I think if this woman wasnt murdered with one, she'd tell you it killed her just as a gun could:
Kershaw woman 'brutally murdered' with baseball bat - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather
Same with the Deltona murder victims...
But that's speculation. All be it, my speculation is much better than what ever the hell you're trying to say, but speculation none the less.
Do me a favor and cut the bull****. Someone being murdered with a baseball bat has nothing to do with he topic. Doctor's can ask about things that can harm you.
Ridiculous at best? When 65% of our suicides are by guns? You can't point to a single country that has high suicide rates with barely any guns and say that that proves that guns don't make suicide much easier to accomplish and make for a very quick and effective method. The more a person has to sit and think about committing suicide, the less likely they are to go through with it. With a gun in hand, you have a quick suicidal thought, you can be over with in seconds, if you had to do it some other way there is planning involved.
Guns in Homes Strongly Associated with Higher Rates of Suicide
Guns in Homes Strongly Associated with Higher Rates of Suicide - April 10, 2007 -2007 Releases - Press Releases - Harvard School of Public Health
Now you can continue to ignore the real topic as you wish.
BTW, if someone is so mentally messed up they want to kill themselves and the family doesn't help them, oh f'in well. We have too many problematic people in the world, one less is probably a good thing. Harsh? Hell yeah.
"Parents are often not aware that unsafe storage of guns has caused many child injuries and deaths," said Dr. Neal Kaufman, professor of pediatrics and public health at the University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Pediatricians have a responsibility to identify possible threats to a child's safety and highlight ways parents can lessen those risks, Kaufman said.
Common methods of suicide are jumping in front of trains, leaping off high places, hanging, or overdosing on medication. Rail companies will charge the families of those who commit suicide a fee depending on the severity of disrupted traffic.
A newer method, gaining in popularity partly due to publicity from Internet suicide websites, is to use household products to make the poisonous gas hydrogen sulfide. In 2007, only 29 suicides used this gas, but in a span from January to September 2008, 867 suicides resulted from gas poisoning. This method is particularly problematic, as there is high risk of hurting others in the process. After a man who attempted suicide in 2008 by swallowing pesticides was hospitalized, 50 people in the hospital were sickened by the toxic fumes.
OBTW...Japans suicide rate? Its 250% (5x) higher than that in the US.