1. Every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide.
  2. More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.
  3. It is estimated that 25–30% of suicides are accompanied by a note.
  4. 1 in every 5 people in Greenland attempt suicide at some point in their lives.
  5. More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012.
  6. Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep.
  7. 1 in 25 U.S. teenagers has attempted suicide.
  8. The Golden Gate Bridge is the #1 suicide site in the world.
  9. Most people who commit suicide, do it on a Wednesday.
  10. Men are 3 to 4 times more likely to attempt suicide and succeed than women.
  11. Established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
  12. Suicide attempts were punished as crimes in England and Wales until 1961.
  13. The founder of Victoria's Secret, Roy Raymond, committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
  14. In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.
  15. Hinduism accepts a man's right to commit suicide through fasting to death, called "Prayopavesa."
  16. If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train, the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.
  17. Ernest Hemingway, his father, his brother, his sister and his granddaughter all committed suicide.
  18. The Japanese authorities constructed a fence around a volcano at Mount Mihara to stop a trend of over 2000 people committing suicide by jumping in.
  19. During WW2, Japanese war criminal Tojo Hideki attempted suicide after the surrender. He was saved and resuscitated by Allied forces, who then hanged him.
  20. In the UK, the most common cause of death for men under 50 is suicide.
  21. There are twice as many suicides as there are homicides in the U.S.
  22. 2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for "fun".
  23. In Japan, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.
  24. The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.
  25. In Ancient Rome, while suicide was socially acceptable at first, it was later deemed a crime against the state due to its economic costs.
  26. Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, committed suicide in 1913 because he didn't think his invention would be successful.
  27. When Ashton Kutcher was 13 years old, he contemplated committing suicide in order to give his heart to his dying brother.
  28. There's an episode of "Tom and Jerry" that ends with the both of them committing suicide.
  29. Winston Churchill's daughter, Diana, committed suicide. She worked at a suicide prevention center.
  30. In 2015, San Jose police stopped a man from committing suicide by sending him pizza and a phone using a bomb disposal robot.
  31. Drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee daily has been found to drop the risk of suicide by 50% compared to non-coffee drinkers.
  32. The world suicide rate has risen by 60% in the last 45 years.
  33. In 117 ad, Emperor Hadrian declared attempted suicide by soldiers, a form of desertion and made it a capital offence.
  34. Women who get breast implants are 3 times more likely to commit suicide.
  35. A man took five years to write a 1,905 page suicide note before killing himself in 2010.
  36. 19.3% of deaths for metal musicians are suicide.
  37. 1 in 6 U.S. veterinarians might have contemplated suicide since graduation. That's 3 times the U.S. national mean.
  38. Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids.
  39. The siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire at the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the mass suicide of 960 people. The place is now a popular tourist attraction in Israel.
  40. Roman emperor Hadrian, in 117 AD, declared attempted suicide by soldiers a form of desertion and made it a capital offense.
  41. In 2009, Billy Joel's daughter tried to commit suicide by taking a bunch of homeopathic pills. She survived.
  42. 75% of all suicide attempts are by self-poisoning with drugs, and 97% of those cases survive.
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