Undertoad Tuesday Jun 10 02:23 PM
6/10/2003: Suicide save
That Guy Tuesday Jun 10 04:14 PM
Looks like she's pushing 250+. I wonder if they used anything besides their hands to hoist her back up.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jun 10 05:05 PM
Leah Tuesday Jun 10 06:23 PM
It's the ones that do this that never actually go ahead with it. Attention seekers they are called. Calling Bluff.
BruteForce Tuesday Jun 10 08:40 PM
on a related note, this is probably the most upsetting article i've ever read.
chrisinhouston Tuesday Jun 10 08:53 PM
It's the ones that do this that never actually go ahead with it. Attention seekers th
Wonder what your source is. Having held an empty shotgun barrel in my mouth and dry fired umpeen time during my divorce period, trying to get up the nerve to load live rounds I know the feeling of wanting to get off the bus. I came so close and my exwife told everyone I was just faking.
Chris MC Tuesday Jun 10 09:39 PM
Bitmap Tuesday Jun 10 10:12 PM
I think she's pregnant.
juju Tuesday Jun 10 10:18 PM
So, do you guys not think that people should have a right to kill themselves if they want to? It is their life, after all. Isn't it?
Bitmap Tuesday Jun 10 10:23 PM
This is one question i have yet to answer for myself. One hand says: go ahead let them kill them selves, on the other hand it says that life is precious, every sperm is sacred, wait a sec....
Dagney Tuesday Jun 10 10:59 PM
I read the article posted above, and it reminded me of another case that happened a year or so ago, a kid on IRC with webcans who wanted his friends to 'watch' him OD.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Jun 10 11:13 PM
Take the poll.
wolf Tuesday Jun 10 11:55 PM
That's NOT a bluff.
I do this stuff for a living.
Even without taking the step of carrying through with an attempt, a lot of people who 'just talk' about suicide are very serious. yeah, there ARE chain jerkers out there. I see them. I talk to them. They know I know they're bluffing for three hots and a cot. But even some of these folks up the ante.
A lot of people who make 'cry for help' or 'cry for attention' attempts end up dead.
Wife of a state policeman in a state that shall remain nameless had made several manipulative suicide attempts. She was very practiced. She set the scene, left her suicide note, and timed her overdose such that he would be able to find and rescue her when he arrived home at 6. He was very punctual.
Just one little hitch ... when he arrived home at 6AM after pulling an unexpected mandated double shift she'd been dead for at least 10 hours. (I know the psychologist for that department. This is a true story)
I found the story about the online suicide group very distressing, and I do hope that criminal charges of assisting the suicide of that girl are able to be pursued.
There are a lot of cliche's about suicide ... and the one that is truest is that it's a permanent solution to temporary problems.
Beletseri Wednesday Jun 11 08:08 AM
I do think people have the right to committ suicide but I think they should have to convince a panel of people that they are sane enough to make a rational decision first.
I would do it in the case of painful terminal illness or if I had an illness where I was going to lose my mind but stay alive. There are too many ways out of depression or a horrible life situation to make the choice for suicide your first choice instead of your last choice.
russotto Wednesday Jun 11 02:39 PM
Telling someone how to commit suicide is still covered by the tatters of the Bill of Rights, fortunately.