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Medical experts are changing the language commonly used to talk about suicide. For example, "commit suicide" is no longer an apt or appropriate term, as it suggests criminal overtones, moral judgment, and a speculative intention of a person's actions. Some replacement terms that are recommended include "death by suicide," "died by suicide" and "suicide." Learn more.