Killing yourself: a legitimate exercise of the right of self-ownership.
Threatening to kill yourself: Extortion. It is exactly the same as threatening to kill a hostage.
The threatener is initiating force-by-proxy on those with whom he shares his threats.
Source: Roberta X in Ambulance Driver Files.
As for Maddie herself, she's home from the hospital and reports feeling human again. I hope the rest of her recovery from surgery is smooth sailing.
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