Well you'd be dead, but if you survived an attempt it depends on where you live.
In the U.S.
'Historically, various states listed the act as a fel.ony, but all were reluctant to enforce it. By 1963, six states still considered attempted sui.cide a crime (North and South Dakota, Washington, New Jersey, Nevada, and Oklahoma, which repealed its law in 1976). By the early 1990s only two US states still listed suici.de as a crime, and these have since removed that classification. In some U.S. states, sui.cide is still considered an unwritten "common law crime," as stated in Blackstone's Commentaries. (So held the Virginia Supreme Court in Wackwitz v. Roy in 1992.) As a common law crime, suic.ide can bar recovery for the family of the suicidal person in a lawsuit unless the suicidal person can be proven to have been "of unsound mind." That is, the suic.ide must be proven to have been an involuntary, not voluntary, act of the victim in order for the family to be awarded money damages by the court. This can occur when the family of the deceased sues the caregiver (perhaps a ja.il or hospital) for negligence in failing to provide appropriate care. Some legal scholars look at the issue as one of personal liberty. According to Nadine Strossen, former President of the ACLU, "The idea of government making determinations about how you end your life, forcing you...could be considered cruel and unusual punishment in certain circumstances, and Justice Stevens in a very interesting opinion in a right-to-die [case] raised the analogy."'
In India, attempted suic.ide is an offence punishable under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 309 reads thus: Attempt to commit suici.de. “Whoever attempts to commit suic.ide and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with fine, or with both.”
A Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India in P. Rathinam v. Union of India (AIR 1994 SC 1844) held that the right to live of which Article 21 speaks of can be said to bring in its trail the right not to live a forced life, and therefore, section 309 violates Article 21. This decision was, however, subsequently overruled in Gian Kaur v. State of Punjab (AIR 1996 SC 946) by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, holding that Article 21 cannot be construed to include within it the ‘right to die’ as a part of the fundamental right guaranteed therein, and therefore, it cannot be said that section 309 is violative of Article 21.
Attempt to commit su.icide:
Whoever attempts to commit suici.de and does any act towards the commission of such offence, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
Well, let's say you attempt to kill yourself and survive - it would be attempted su!cide. Now, would you face the same charges as attempted m*rder? The answers is no - actually, you would have to undergo psychiatric treatment, but you would not go to prison....so, using that as a perspective, committing su!cide is not actually illegal.
Killing yourself is not illegal at all, although I personally think it should be, if someone is thinking about hurting themselves in such a horrible way then they need help, doctors are really helpful and are incredibly nice,
Hopefully it is just a question and not anything else... I know i have been there more than once and i can say that the best decision i ever made was to seek help. I am so much better now life is amazing.
How exactly does making it illegal help anyone? And actually, many doctors are not particularly pleasant to people who hurt themselves.
Yes it is illegal but your not around to be charged.... this isn't a contemplative question is it?
i remember thinking of killing myself when i was suffering from severe migraines...
no, Not legally, but religions have their own view of it.
if your dead obviously they couldnt charge you..
i think thats called being sectiond off.
thats what im thinking =/