• Question: Cells commit suicide, is that why people commit suicide?

    Asked by ilovedanni to Mariam on 12 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Mariam Orme answered on 12 Jun 2010:

      No, the two things have nothing to do with each other.

      People commit suicide because they’re depressed or because something bad happens to them. Cells ‘commit suicide’ when they are no longer needed in the body, or if something goes wrong with them, to protect the rest of the body.