Durkheim puts a very interesting view on suicide. Most of us (I would assume) see suicide as a very personal problem. The want to take ones life is a personal decisson not a social issue. Yet he brings up the issue in a very interesting way. Suicide is strongly linked to society. The societies in which the individual is connected to their society, such as in Catholic societies, the indiviual is less likely to commit suicide then in societies where the indivual is less connected to their society, such as in Protestent societies.
This was an interesting concept which I tried to connect to my individualist view on suicide. If a person is stronly connected to their society they have a much stronger social circle, or a group of people who they may be able to go to for emotional support. If you have support of loved ones the difficulties in life that may lead one to thoughts of suicide may be dealt with with the support. An individual who is in a society without as much social support may not have a social circle to turn to when they have emotional difficulties.