Part Four: Some Non-Methods
If you're thinking about popping pills or slitting your wrists, fuck right off. If you look up the success rates of these methods, you'll realize how terrible they are. These are not suicide methods: they're methods to become another number in the psychiatric industry. If you really want to kill yourself, then obviously you don't. Those two methods have some of the worst statistics associated with them.
Now, maybe you really DO just want attention and are using these methods as an attention stunt. If so, go stand near the ledge of a bridge: at least that way you won't have lasting medical issues.
Speaking of which, bridges. If you must throw yourself off of a bridge:
- Find an ISOLATED bridge! If you live in San Fran and are thinking of throwing yourself off of the Golden Gate, how about maybe choosing another large, suspension bridge that has less traffic and therefore less of a chance of getting caught?
- Think about the time. Hell, study the traffic patterns of the bridge. You need to be able to drive/get into the middle, stop, and leap off and do it before anyone has a chance to react.
- At least with CPAP in your home alone or a gun in your home alone if you freeze up and have second thoughts, you can do that with minimal consequences. If you're on the ledge of the bridge and then freeze up and stop, guess what, with your luck that's EXACTLY when someone is going to spot you and try to "save" you. Steeple chase that railing and get it over with!
- Do you know how easy it is to go feet first and just end up breaking your legs and spine but survive? Keep that in mind. Most bridge jump deaths die from drowning after the jump, not the impact of the jump, which means it might not be as quick and easy as you thought!
Now this last one isn't exactly a 'non-method.' If you're thinking about hanging yourself, then there is a time and a place for that: when you have no other choice. Hanging is INCREDIBLY painful, but it can be done if you're determined and you need to off yourself in nearly any situation. The classic situation for this is in prison. This is the plan:
- Get yourself alone (easier said than done in prison, I know, but you have time to figure this out).
- You'll at least have access to your clothes or to toilet paper. Now, it IS possible to fashion a noose out of toilet paper, but you have to be very determined and make lots of iPost too long. Click here to view the full text.