Attempting suicide is against the law (sort of). The police take you to a hospital to have you evaluated and if you are considered a danger to yourself or someone else you may be committed to a hospital. A lot of pepole made jokes about it answering your question, but it is no joking matter. Theory is if you want to commit suicide you may have a chemical imbalance or are suffering due to something bad that happened in your life. The US is a GREAT country because they want to ensure everyone's safety and has many systems in place to help people. Most people who attempt suicide and survive are grateful they didn't die after they receive the appropriate help. If you or someone you know feels this way you should call a help line (there is always a number in the front of you phone book), stop by the local hospital, your family doctor, or call the police. In the US we DO NOT have Insane Asylums. We have health care providers, mental health clinics, and mental health hospitals.