From Judas to Kurt Cobain, suicide has not been a stranger to both ancient and modern cultures. However, Western cultures have come to view suicide differently. Since Christianity became Western society’s largest practiced religion, suicide has been considered to be a mortal sin. However, as more research has been done on mental illness, Westerners have begun to view suicide sympathetically as a sign of severe mental suffering.
Kylie Candela, Arcadia University
"Suicide: From Sin to Sickness,"
The Compass: Vol. 1:
6, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/thecompass/vol1/iss6/6