Assisted suicide in China

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  1. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

  2. The_8th_Wonder

    The_8th_Wonder senior Member

    That person needs a reality check. Not everybody on the brinks of committing suicide is doing it just for attention. Whoever came up with that idea is a dumbass.
  3. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    Interesting considering China has one of the world's highest suicide rates.

    Though unsurprising given the ambigious role suicide plays in those cultures.
  4. ~Tosh~

    ~Tosh~ Forum Buddy

    i work in an agency where we deal with suicides (ironic i know... ) but sometimes people are doing it for attention, if they are determined they just go and do it straight off... some people will call the police saying they are going to commit suicide, have a whole search team involved including multiple agencies like police, ambulance and coastguard costing them thousands and thousands of pound, to either walk off or be taken into custody. sometimes people should think of all those putting their lives on hold and on risk to go find a person who isnt really intending on doing anything, yes there may be an odd case where they do go over and do what they intend, but from my experiences they usually get escorted away or taken home.
  5. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    He had been sitting up there for 5 hours... and it was only an 8 metre fall (final velocity = 13m/s, a little more than an Olympic sprinter; colliding with water, it won't do much). I don't believe he was exceptionally serious... But at the same time, I don't blame him, and the other guy was definitely in the wrong for SHOVING HIM OFF A BRIDGE. Turns out attempted murder is still attempted murder, even if a bridge was closed for hours :p
  6. ~Tosh~

    ~Tosh~ Forum Buddy

    thats like me sitting on a bench on top of the cliffs for hours... just gets very cold... :grin: the other guy might have had to go somewhere importandt and had reasons for pushing him off.. half the time at work when we get suicide job i scream inside to myself just bloody do it already, or hope a passer by pushes them off.. never happens...
    you must think and admit, the police and coastguards probably get fed up of constant suicide jobs where nothing happens, resources tasked for no reason, money wasted...
  7. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Smokers in a public health care country are a helluva lot worse.
  8. ~Tosh~

    ~Tosh~ Forum Buddy

    i see this arguement could go on forever.. :rolleyes:
  9. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Er, wasn't meant as an argument. It's been bothering me all night and seemed topical. And I'm drunk, so I don't have to make sense!
  10. LetItGo

    LetItGo Staff Alumni

    I tend to agree, although the better part of me still feels sympathy for anyone that has to go through the horror of what is bound to happen to most smokers, that other part, tends to think they should contribute as much money as they possibly can to the treatment of what is basically a self inflicted problem. Honestly, I wouldnt be surprised to see government take that attitude on a whole range of medical problems in the near future.
  11. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    Rule of thumb - if there's more than 10 people that noticed the person do it, it was for attention. Everybody realizes that if they stand on a bridge railing, people will try to stop them. Somebody serious will just get up, steel themselves a little perhaps, and do the deed.
  12. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

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