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Old 02-04-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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When assessing suicide rates you also need to consider culture and religious values (or lack thereof) surrounding suicide.
I don't know how much religion has to do with suicide...seemingly religious people kill their families, themselves, others...
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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Sorry Ira, like stewardesses who are now flight attendants, there are no secretaries any more..."administrative assistants" if you please!
That's admin specialist II.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:41 PM
 
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Call me crazy but if your wanting to end it are you gonna pick up phone to talk to someone who's gonna try and talk you out of it? Maybe a gaurd? Off duty officer? And I'm curious as to why so many people in SFO off themselves.
SFO is the name of the airport in the San Francisco area. Do you mean that, or San Francisco? And as far as your curiosity about why so many people in "SFO" *off* themselves, the suicide rate in San Francisco is actually lower than many other areas of the country. Your ignorance is showing.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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This is an interesting slide show. I just had someone tell me today that Seattle had the highest suicide rate in the country and they were so convinced they were right. I had to tell them no, it's Vegas! (I think I read that somewhere). Seattle isn't even close to #1. They didn't believe me.

Seattle is #20 on a list of the 20 unhappiest cities so there are 19 places they think are worse than here statistically.

America?s Unhappiest Cities: Seattle, Wash. - BusinessWeek

Portland is the # unhappiest city BTW.

They include divorce rate, # of cloudy days, depression rate (Seattle is #6) and suicide rate (Seattle ranks #27) and a few other measures. Pretty interesting though I don't put a lot of stock in these rankings myself.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Capital Hill
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It is a true fact, Seattle has a high suicide rate. The Aurora Bridge was where most of it was done. There are several contributing factors that have been discussed. The ever dark and cloudy, drizzly, chilly, rainy days, and never seeing sunlight for months on end. Many people move here expecting to find gold at the end of the rainbow. What they found is no rainbow and no gold. It's about as far as you can go west, so there is no place else to go and it's the end of the road, so they jump off the Aurora Bridge.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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SFO is the name of the airport in the San Francisco area. Do you mean that, or San Francisco? And as far as your curiosity about why so many people in "SFO" *off* themselves, the suicide rate in San Francisco is actually lower than many other areas of the country. Your ignorance is showing.
The previous poster is probably referring to the fact that the Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular place to kill yourself in the world.
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Renton
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It is a true fact, Seattle has a high suicide rate. The Aurora Bridge was where most of it was done. There are several contributing factors that have been discussed. The ever dark and cloudy, drizzly, chilly, rainy days, and never seeing sunlight for months on end. Many people move here expecting to find gold at the end of the rainbow. What they found is no rainbow and no gold. It's about as far as you can go west, so there is no place else to go and it's the end of the road, so they jump off the Aurora Bridge.
I don't know why, but I find this post extremely amusing. Yeah I read a lot of articles that attribute the suicide rate to SAD.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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It is a true fact, Seattle has a high suicide rate. The Aurora Bridge was where most of it was done. There are several contributing factors that have been discussed. The ever dark and cloudy, drizzly, chilly, rainy days, and never seeing sunlight for months on end. Many people move here expecting to find gold at the end of the rainbow. What they found is no rainbow and no gold. It's about as far as you can go west, so there is no place else to go and it's the end of the road, so they jump off the Aurora Bridge.
The previous poster said Seattle ranks 27th. That conflicts with your "Seattle has a high suicide rate" comment.

It's more urban legend than fact that Seattle has an exceptionally high suicide rate.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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I recently visited a family member in a nursing home recovering from a stroke. It was shocking to me that there were so many young and middle aged individuals in comatose states, who look like they are sleeping and many whose eyes were closed forever, and those whose eyes are wide open all the time, just to stare into space, to never awake. I inquired with the staff about the unusual amt. Of young people who were there comatose. She said almost all were attempted suicides. It broke my heart to see them and hear the sad truth. I will never forget. If i could, i would go to every high school everywhere and let young people know just how permanant the choice of suicide is, and in most cases irreversible. And if they dont die from their choice, im sure they and there family wished they had. Sure the families go visit for a while, but all too soon they stop. Its not pretty seeing these people with no one to visit them and just stare into space, with no real contact with loved ones ever again. The staff does not have the time to commit to them really, just barely to change their diapers and feeding tubes... It has really made a difference in my life to realize the sad sad turn of events that caused them to be stuck forever. The feeling i get just thinking of these people stuck forever, between death and nowhere. Wondering if they can hear or know whats going on around them. Some have been there for many years. I cry every time i think of them and say a special prayer for them and every soul considering this terrible, permanent exit from l i f e... Every person ever contemplating suicide should take a visit to a nursing home to get a good look at the reality of it all, and to see what their n e w home could look like. "please think twice before taking that desperate step" the alternative sucks....i hope i changed someones mind today. And to think that was only 1 nursing home i visited.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Near Graham WA
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Suicide = a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Sad indeed!
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