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Old 09-20-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I'm sure this has been mentioned, but Seattle is not the #1 suicide city. Las Vegas is #1, Colorado Springs and Tucson are in the top 3. Washington State is in the middle of the pack.
The Vegas ranking is a inaccurate (and always will be). It tracks people that commit suicide but not residents who commit. Alot of people head to Vegas on their last leg hoping they will win it big or land that valet job that pays $100,000. When it doesnt happen then have nowhere to go and end it. Im sure some of the people that "end it" came from Seattle! LOL!

Its been said before--Take your vitamin D pills, work out, excercise and stay busy with friends and family and you wont have thoughts of suicide.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Damn, Seattle is such a nice city, if somebody thinks of suicide, move to Chicago for some period of time, then you'll appreciate Seattle when you get back over there..
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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You don't have to be depressed to be suicidal, and you don't have to be suicidal to be depressed.
It takes a certain intensity to want to commit suicide, a certain energy. I think much more common in Seattle is the " Stay inside and mope" variety of depression .
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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You don't have to be depressed to be suicidal, and you don't have to be suicidal to be depressed.
It takes a certain intensity to want to commit suicide, a certain energy. I think much more common in Seattle is the " Stay inside and mope" variety of depression .
Or what was my case: the "everyone is depressed and acts depressing and oh god now Im depressed" kind.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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The Vegas ranking is a inaccurate (and always will be). It tracks people that commit suicide but not residents who commit. Alot of people head to Vegas on their last leg hoping they will win it big or land that valet job that pays $100,000. When it doesnt happen then have nowhere to go and end it. Im sure some of the people that "end it" came from Seattle! LOL!

Its been said before--Take your vitamin D pills, work out, excercise and stay busy with friends and family and you wont have thoughts of suicide.
Not quite accurate. Depression is linked to chemical imbalances in the brain. All the things you suggest are good ideas, but none are guarantees against suicidal thoughts. I'm not a big advocate of medication, but it is treatable with the right prescription.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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It is the gloomiest,most passive agressive,non speaking, mostly typing city I have ever lived.Grey and ugly and if they do have a highsuicide rate, which i am sure they do.They will not admit it. Bad Weather,
Bad people,horrible.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Most typing city? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? What does it mean? Are we a city full of secretaries?
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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It is the gloomiest,most passive agressive,non speaking, mostly typing city I have ever lived.Grey and ugly and if they do have a highsuicide rate, which i am sure they do.They will not admit it. Bad Weather,
Bad people,horrible.
"...they will not admit it"...

Hilarious.

Love your generalizations. First post and this is what you contribute?

Non-speaking?

Mostly typing?

Your transmission is garbled. Please do not resend.
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:16 PM
 
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Most typing city? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? What does it mean? Are we a city full of secretaries?
Sorry Ira, like stewardesses who are now flight attendants, there are no secretaries any more..."administrative assistants" if you please!
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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When assessing suicide rates you also need to consider culture and religious values (or lack thereof) surrounding suicide.
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