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What is a suicide attempt survivor?

"Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy "
— Kay Redfield Jamison (Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide)


A suicide attempt is definited as a "potentially self-injurious behavior with a nonfatal outcome, for which there is evidence that the person intended to kill himself or herself; a suicide attempt may or may not result in injuries." Suicide attempt survivors are individuals who have survived a prior suicide attempt.

  • Approximately 1 million people attempt suicide in the US each year. We have little data on attempts because many aren’t reported.
  • Approximately an attempt every 38 seconds.

Comments

04/07/2020 at 8:56 PM
Jade Stone
Most people don't realize that these attempts are not always plane methodically. In my case after bottling everything up for so long all it took was me being a little tipsy for my subconscious suicidal tendencies to take over. Keep an eye on your quiet friends, I had bottled everything up until it exploded in a way that just nearly took my life.
06/03/2018 at 1:07 AM
Matthew Moore
I believe if I commit suicide This World would also end because this world only exist because I am conscious of it. I don't believe this world exist outside of me. Is that a bad way to view the World?
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