New Jersey USA has the lowest incidence of suicide in the nation Nevertheless 2 people who I personally knew committed suicide in my area. Both were under treatment and one was actually a leader in a center in NJ. The latter and I knew each other. Right before he killed himself he told me that the center that he was doing all the work in (preparing food, general work and cleaning up) was a "soup kitchen." It should have been a signal to me because I was a leader in the mental health circles in NJ (ran the center the latter killed himself in and I gave a speech in the State House in Trenton one year) until I left the centers to pursue my commerical ventures. I did not tell anyone what he said. The next thing we all knew, he was dead! Several people told a now-defunct center that they were going to commit suicide. They were ignored and then the committed suicide. Please if you hear of anyone telegraphing a message like that, relay the information.