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GeneralRe: To all those who failed to commit suicide on Xmas day Pin
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Marco Bertschi29-Dec-19 3:42
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I can understand that this may seem funny for some, but as someone who spends time as voluntary firefighter I'm speaking to those who may think about committing suicide: Don't. Contact someone, be it someone you know or a suicide hotline. Throwing yourself under a train is a bad idea, you disrupt not only many commuters schedule but also but a strain on other peoples mental health: be it accidental witnesses, train drives, first responders and so on.
I'm not part of the group who recovers people from beneath trains, and quite frankly I'm glad about that.
I am, however, part of the lake search and rescue group, and trying to recover someone who went swimming without the intention to come back in icy january conditions is beyond a bad experience.

So, kids, here's the takeaway:
Don't commit suicide, talk to someone - friends, family, helplines, 112, 911 - they'll be happy to help you and work out a solution.
If you're suffering from a terminal illness, go with Exit, Dignitas or any other organization.

And last but not least:

Don't encourage suicide, online or in real life if the person hasn't a terminal condition - Studies have proven that after public coverage of suicides the rate tends to go up.

/Edit: some things became less clear in writing as they were in my head, see my answer to Eddy's post as there are somethings written out more clear.
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modified 29-Dec-19 10:48am.

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