A quick question

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Ginko, Jul 21, 2008.

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  1. Ginko

    Ginko Member

    I heard that if someone survives suicide their chances of succeeding are greater if they attempt it again. Is this true?
  2. downunder

    downunder Well-Known Member

    Depends on whether they switch methods or improve on the last method.
  3. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    i hadn't heard that, but i have heard that you are at greater risk of attempting again if you have tried before. perhaps it is because you have already taken that step once before, so it is less frightening.
  4. Ignored

    Ignored Staff Alumni

    I wouldn't necessarily have thought so. I know people who have tried many times and are still here. I suppose if you're taking into account the chance element then I suppose that may change but otherwise I'd think it's like tossing a coin... probability the same no matter how many times you toss it!
  5. touglytobeloved

    touglytobeloved Well-Known Member

    50:50 you die or you live
  6. BioHomocide

    BioHomocide Well-Known Member

    It's possible.

    The more you try something the better you get..... I am sure every time you attempt you'd get better, but I doubt you will die just because you try a 2nd time.
    I have tried 4 times and sadly I am still here.
  7. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    It is possible!! I have already attempted it once. Now I am not afraid of death. I have also changed the way I would try this next time.
  8. xXWhateverItTakesXx

    xXWhateverItTakesXx Forum Buddy

    Well, it depends. Every attempt your body will get weaker and not be able to fight as much. And yeah, I also agree, it's a mind thing. You have taken that step to attempt and so you know you have it in you to attempt again.
  9. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I have never heard that theory. As the others have said, many factors probably play into that. Probability, experience, compromised body systems, choices, etc.
  10. Ginko

    Ginko Member

    Thank you all. This has been helpful.
  11. sandalwood

    sandalwood Well-Known Member

    a little unrelated but, mushishi? :)
  12. Ginko

    Ginko Member

    It is spelled like the name from Mushishi but its also homage to the ginkgo tree in which I am fond of.
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